Zawadi Edition - 14" x 11": 75 s/n plus 7 Artist Proofs • Limited Edition: $275 • Artist Proof: $330
• Frame BF1: 16" x 13" - $360 • Frame BA1-G: 21" x 18" - $175
Giraffes drink primarily in the morning and evening. They are ruminants and wait until the hottest part of the day to chew their cud. Because their legs are longer than their necks, giraffe have to splay their front legs to lean forward in order to drink. Because this puts them in a vulnerable position, trips to the water hole generally occur in groups and the giraffes take turns watching for predators. In capturing the grace of giraffes and other animals, art can create bonds across the human-animal divide. As a beautiful, wild, and exotic animal, the giraffe connotes uniqueness, pride and has come to represent the natural habitat. To many people, giraffes are symbolic of African safaris, wildlife, and the balance of nature. African shamans believe giraffes to be messengers of Gods. They believe that giraffes remind mankind of opening our hearts and seeing the bigger picture. As giraffes symbolize the natural world, their message is to restore balance and harmony and I hope to inspire people to make changes in their lifestyle that will benefit wildlife and wild places through my artwork.