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The Vigil

Original is available for sale.
TO PURCHASE: Email Lynnette.

DETAILS:
Price: $2200 framed. Layaway available.
Artwork Dimensions: 24 x 36 inches
Framed Dimensions: 26.5 x 38.5 inches approx.
Medium: oil pastels on Pastelbord
Year Created: 2013

Additional Details: Inspired by the folktales of elephant graveyards, and the very real stories of elephant cognition, "The Vigil" represents the living saying goodbye to a loved one. The green elephants represent life, while the blue and white elephant represents the spirit of a departed member of the herd. In the background are stars, which also represents the spirits of others who have passed on. The elephants are holding vigil with the spirit elephant, saying goodbye. In the background is the African baobab tree, which is seen as a symbol of the Tree of Life.

VIDEO: Watch a youtube video of the making of "The Vigil". Click here: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

Elephant vigil by Lynnette Shelley

animal paintings by Lynnette Shelley





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