Monday, January 12, 2015

Sweet Baby Animals

Baby Elephant Playing with Ribbon, 8" x 10", acrylic on gessobord, December,2014.

I absolutely love seeing baby animals free to roam and play in their natural habitat.  Unfortunately, the collective man has made this difficult for many species of animals on our planet.  I  have been imagining a series of baby animals for sometime now with my sketches and studies.  Now, I am bringing them to life with paint and added props for playfulness and to create some kind of kindred relationship for all of us to celebrate and delight in childhood and all of its necessary innocence.  

Baby Elephant

Baby Giraffe

Baby Giraffe Playing with Chevron Bowtie, 8" x 10", acrylic on gessobord, December,2014.

 I imagine this baby giraffe to be getting ready for his first day of school and looking at himself in the mirror with a tiny pursed lip indicating his reluctance.  We all want to fit in - why not just be yourself!!