Not Yet Extinct

A series in progress of mixed media drawings on African animals.

These drawing are based on many hours viewing live webcams in African nature preserves.

Wildlife shows and films are very dramatic and often violent. In truth, most of the time wild animals are doing nothing much. It is wonderful to watch an elephant leisurely drinking water, or a crocodile floating for hours. I appreciate the mundaneness of their lives.

Watching through the camera, I feel like a primordial eye in the sky, silently viewing from far away.

I think about extinction and feel grateful that these animals still exist, in all their magnificence, for me to see.

All drawing are 22″ x 30″, graphite/gouache/ink on paper.