AUCTION OF 'DELICATE AND MIGHTY'. IN AID OF THE DAVID SHELDRICK WILDLIFE TRUST, KENYA

PRIVATE COLLECTION, NEW YORK


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‘DELICATE AND MIGHTY’ (FRAMED)

Swarovski crystals & handmade paper on plexiglass. 10 x 10 inches (25 x 25cm) 2016

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THE GRIM REALITY

In loving memory of Simotua a brave orphan elephant who lost his fight against horrific injuries sustained by poachers who also slaughtered his family. (Approximately 55 African elephants are killed by poachers every day). The spear wound on his head was healing well, but he finally succumbed to the snare wound on his right leg which worsened after months of treatment. Photo credit: DSWT

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‘DELICATE AND MIGHTY’

This work was donated to The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Kenya, in Simotua's honour to help the other orphans in their care. It was purchased by a collector in New York