Monday, June 19, 2017

Giraffe With Fire

Giraffe With Fire - by Dora Hathazi Mendes


I have a thing about giraffes... A really strange looking animal, but meanwhile absolutely sophisticated! Their grace, their magnificent high, and beauty turn the clumsiness something unbelievable,  how such an animal exist on earth! Unfortunately while we were living in Malawi, we didn't meet one, so my experiences with them is reduced to zoos from my childhood, and images.

I made this painting some years back about a giraffe standing gracefully alarmed at a tree, aware of a strong fire is going on at African savannas. A warning sign that still life must go on, meanwhile changes are inevitable as humans are still not serious to face them. 

Giraffe with Fire painting by Dora Hathazi Mendes
Giraffe With Fire - Art by Dora Hathazi Mendes

What makes the painting also special, that the giraffe has a unique pattern , due to the light of the fire it has unusual green dots instead of browns. Also the pattern of the animal is used in the background as decorative element in gold, representing the fire as well. The colors of the painting are orange, yellow, red, gold, reflecting the warmth of Africa.

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Dora Hathazi Mendes