During my travels in 2005 with Friends of the National Parks Foundation in the deep jungles of Borneo, the eyes of the orangutans and exquisite beauty of native Indonesian wildlife struck me. That was the catalyst for my mission to raise funds and awareness for endangered wildlife. At the time, I had the exciting opportunity to visit the rehabilitation centre for orangutans. I remember how heavy and steamy the air was as I walked towards one of the enclosures. The heaviness eased when my eyes met the most loving, big brown eyes I had ever seen. These eyes captivated me. The love shining from her eyes will stay with me forever. It was the key to unlocking the personality and sentience that I burn to express through each of my works.
The animals need a voice. As a visual artist, I feel I must be that voice and help conservation organizations as much as I can.
Save the date! As we travel through these challenging and changing times, especially with regards to our environment, this is one exhibition not to be missed.
Enjoy a 3 minute movie and live 8 minute art demo to music at 7pm on opening night. More info in the flyer below.
Ninety five percent. That's how much the ring-tailed lemur wild population has plummeted since 2000. Habitat loss, the illegal pet trade and bushmeat hunting are driving this charismatic species to extinction.
Scratchboard 14 x 11 inches.
#geraldineswildlifeart ALL great apes (Gorillas, Orangutans, Chimpanzees, and Bonobos) are currently listed as endangered or critically endangered species and facing near universal decline!
The main causes for their decline are human-caused climate change, rampant poaching, and severe habitat loss.
Losing them would be devastating for the planet and would destabilize entire ecosystems.
By purchasing a strictly limited edition print (25 only) of "Hold on Tight" a percentage of sales will go to the Gorilla Organization. Print size is 53cm W x 41.5 H including a white border for signing and numbering. At $210 (plus postage & handling) the print comes with a certificate of authenticity.#geraldineswildlifeart