Full Circle, oil paint and graphite on paper, 30″ x 40″

small full circle - 45 copy 2

This is another piece from my series on elephants. It began simply as an oil painting on paper, but I found myself wanting to inscribe a poem about elephants into the paint. As I¬†progressed, I found myself, simply venting, writing furiously about a personal issue I was having at the time. I felt as though I and the elephant were going through the same trials. Towards the end of the painting, I found myself back to writing the poem I began with. Hence, the name, “Full Circle.”

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