La Canada, California USA
Obama the Elephant
We met this giant fellow, which the local residents named after our president, when we arrived at our camp, which was located on the banks of the Ewaso Ng’iro river in Samburu Kenya. To the dismay of the establishment we got super close to him while the guards and workers frantically waved fallen palm fronds to keep him back until we moved up to the lodge away from the river and Obama.
That amazing experience inspired me to create my graphite drawing. I wanted to focus in on his face to capture his spirit and tell his story.
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