I was so excited to meet this amazing elephant in December with our Big Elephant Magic Group- as you may remember poor Gluay Hom was featured in a National Geographic expose of animal cruelty in tourism.. poor little dude was kept in chains for years under a stadium.. no sunlight, no exercise.. no friends :( When I drew him, I wanted to show him glowing in warm, sunny colors.. since he was kept so long in the cold and dark.
Thankfully due to the article a wave of public pressure mounted and Gluay Hom was finally rescued and sent to Elephant Nature Park.. while he is still a bit weak and small due to his former life (not to mention timid) he's really blossoming and he has a very special bond with Darrick and his Mahout.. we can't wait to see how he will continue to grow and heal-- funds from his sale will go to support ENP manage the situation during the Covid-19 crisis.
Gluay Hom In Sunshine--Colored Pencil on Paper Fine Art Print
11 x 14 Fine Art Paper 1/4 inch border for framing and matting (vertical orientation)
Wrapped in 100% recycled plastic sleeve/shipped flat