9.20.2010


elephant



natural history
museum



i was obsessed with
its leathery skin,
all the creases


an elephant's skin groves
are like dried up river beds,
ripples in the sand from
receding water


it was so hard
to draw


ah the patterns
in nature!


from macro
to the micro




powers of 10
charles & ray eames
1977


8 comments:

lady warfield said...

I love your elephant drawing. Elephants are so... mysterious.. and seem so gentle for such a powerful creature.

Oli said...

That's OSOM.

SuTurno said...

Did you draw this? Congratulations!!

Anonymous said...

A joy to sketch in the museum. I can feel the strength and energy. G

Katharina said...

Beautiful drawing! The natural history museum is always the best place for inspiration!

carl auböck architekt said...

maybe i am wrong, but a stuffed elefant looks more integrated in our human world than he does when walking to and fro behind bars in the zoo.
yours looks so friendly,..

carl auböck architekt said...

maybe i am wrong , but stuffed elefants look more integrated in our human world while the ones in the zoo walking to and fro behind bars are not..?
seems the live elefants imitate their spectators , while the stuffed ones wear their creators (taxidermist, not god!)emotional handwriting on their faces..

sisters in black frocks said...

very nice. post more drawings