Limited edition fine art print with hand painted NC embellishments on a gloss 300gsm archival paper, making every print original and unique.

Edition: 50

Size: 74cm x 87cm

Description: Signed & numbered by Sonny.

Year: 2017

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This limited-edition series of fine art prints is based on a canvas original titled, Mudiwa, which means ‘beloved’ in Shona, the native language of the people of Zimbabwe. Each print has been individually hand-finished with NC embellishments and a hand-painted artist signature, making every one original and unique.

This artwork is a part of Sonny’s To The Bone series, made up of ten original canvases and eight hand-painted skull replicas that showcase endangered animals from around the world.

The paintings show the animals’ faces breaking away to reveal the raw skeletons underneath, symbolic of how these beautiful creatures are quickly fading away. Tribal patterns from the animals’ country of origin adorn the exposed bones, driving home the message that in losing them we’re losing a part of our heritage too.

With up to 40,000 elephants killed every year, this piece celebrates the beauty of these gentle giants and what they mean to Africa. The largest land mammal on earth, the elephant once roamed Africa and Asia, but their numbers were severely depleted during the 20th century, largely due to the massive ivory trade. Poaching, conflict and habitat destruction continue to threaten the species.

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