“Plato told me that everything I needed to know about life can be seen in elephants.” -Ancient Greek Inscription
Elephants hold special cultural significance around the world, especially in Asia and Africa where they are native. They are associated with strength and protection, strong leadership based on empathy and duty rather than ego, wisdom, loyalty, good luck, and devotion to friends and family.
“The animal steps on the ground, but the elephant steps down with strength.” -Benin Proverb
Uniguide.com writes, "The world doesn’t have enough leaders who lead with empathy and who truly believe that to lead is to serve. The lead elephant doesn’t take on a leadership role out of ego, but instead does so with a sense of duty and love for her herd...As a family-oriented animal, the elephant reminds us of our deep bond with others and the interconnectedness of our world."
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"I bought this canvas print for our office at Mlambe Adventure Safaris. Whenever I visit our office, I will always be smiling to see it. I love the colors!" -Jorge T.
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All drawings are created on acid-free archival heavyweight paper. I use Tombow dual tip watercolor pens which are set in place with fixative. Paintings are made on triple primed canvas panels and the acrylic paints are then fixed with varnish. For best possible protection against fading over time, original artwork should be kept out of direct light. Drawings should be protected by a sheet of UV filtered glass.
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