As a symbol of wisdom, the elephant is said to attain old age and with all its wisdom. The animal is highly revered for its strength and power. There are several lessons we can learn from the elephant and these too are used as its symbol: strength, wisdom, solitude, strong sense of loyalty to the family and intelligence.
I began painting this series after I became infatuated with the rough texture and complexity of an elephant’s skin. My goal was to exhibit in simplistic detail the beauty that lies within such ruggedness. I also sought to capture their varying emotions.