This fella, along with several other of my elephant monotypes, is hanging at the Bainbridge Arts and Crafts gallery this month.
People ask me, "So, do you have a thing for elephants?" And I think they want me to say, "Why yes, the elephant is my totem animal, and I see it as symbolic of the threshold between...." well, you know what I mean. But really...
I just have a thing for this guy, who is the model for all of my elephant monotypes, which are really just about making marks with printing ink on a plate and sending it through the press. Really. This little elephant must have been carved by someone who loves elephants the same way I do. I picked him up in a shop filled with well-curated junk--my favorite!
Here are a couple more of my elephants:
I think they all look like they are on the move. Aren't we all?