“Elephants,” a mixed media piece I created in 2009 while exploring the use of pattern. After doing much research on different cultural patterns and textile designs, I decided to create a piece that incorporated a feeling of an African Safari. I wanted to allude to the presence of the African elephant through abstract patterns. I used countless layers of paint and texture and incorporated a color scheme of yellow, orange, brown, gold and teal. This piece is special to me not only because I hid elephant silhouettes in it, but it is also a great conversation starter at exhibits.
This painting received an award at the James Madison University Undergraduate Exhibit in 2009 and was SOLD in 2012.