Small Works 20" x 12" | Edition of 150
Collector Edition 35" x 21" Plus Hand-Enhanced Artist Proofs
Deluxe Edition 45" x 27" Plus Hand-Enhanced Artist Proofs
Luxury Edition 60" x 36" Artist Proof Hand-Enhanced
At the time of painting this elephant piece there was yet another story of elephants fighting for their survival. It is hard to understand how this large-sized species are so sophisticated and gentle and yet they are persecuted by humans in search of ivory. They also have fights amongst themselves, in which many lose part of their tusks. With all this I decided to present them as "Mono No Aware" , a Japanese expression for beautiful sadness. - Robert Bissell.