Project E for Elephant Haven France – Elephant Haven European Elephant Sanctuary, Auction for Elephants
Auction Ends: Nov 17, 2019 10:00 PM EST

Art

"Elephant Games" - Original

Item Number
221
Estimated Value
$300 USD
Sold
$75 USD to sba6efa98
Number of Bids
5  -  Bid History

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Item Description

"Elephant Games," by T. Rutter

Adorable, baby elephants enjoy a game of "king of the mountain" in this charming and original piece of artwork by noted Elephant Portrait Artist, Thyra Rutter. 

Lovingly rendered in earth tones to represent the natural state of the baby African elephants at play. Adorable, cheerful and crafted with love. 

Colored Pencil on paper. This drawing includes a signed, Certificate of Authenticity (this is not a print). 9 x 11 inches (horizontal orientation) 

Shipped unframed on backer board and recycled plastic sleeve. NOTE: Watermark IS NOT present on the final piece. 

Artist Statement:

Thyra Rutter- Artist & Founder, Arte for Elephants

All of my work is intimate. I approach my subjects (the elephants) with care and respect. It is my job to capture their personalities, their inner most thoughts, emotions, their situation. These are not “motifs” or decorative elephants, they are individuals who would be recognized by their rescuers and caregivers.

I use color as a way of illustrating that individuals’ emotional state, their joy, humor, relaxation, or their boredom, sadness and longing to be free.

Arte for Elephant's mission is to educate the public on issues related to captive elephant welfare; to expose the cruelty behind elephant riding/”painting”/circuses/zoos.

Arte for Elephants strives to be sustainable, using recycled materials whenever possible. Thank you for loving elephants!

To date Arte for Elephants has raised nearly $40,000 for elephant sanctuaries around the world. www.arteforelephants.net/

Special Instructions

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“Please note that for tax purposes this item has a fair market value of $300USD and is available as part of the charitable auction. Amounts donated above the market value of this item may be eligible for a tax receipt.”

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