I fell in love with elephants when I experienced them first hand on a trip to Thailand. I stayed for a few nights at an elephant retirement farm, high in the jungle hills of Chang Mai. The elephants were retired from work or had been rescued from mistreatment, and could live out their days in contentment. Visitors could not touch or approach the elephants (the mark of a good elephant rescue) but could observe them from a few points around the farm. I sketched many elephants as clouds rolled by overhead, this image stayed in my sketchbook for a few years before becoming an engraving!
Hand Colored edition of 9. Hand painted acrylic on Rives BFK, 10″h x 8w.