Storm Over Broken Stripes

 | Wallhanging by Chris McClelland | Artists for Conservation
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Storm Over Broken Stripes

Wallhanging
African Wildlife
Dimensions:
31.00cm H x 46.00cm W
Medium:
Colored Pencil
Year Completed:
2005
Subject(s):
Zebra
Original for Sale:
SOLD
Available as Ltd Edition:
Yes
Artist will donate 10% to Painted Dog Conservation Organisation from sale of this work.
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I have always loved the smell of rain on parched earth and listening to the heavy drops striking a canvas fly.  Margie and I were camped in a tent at Plains Camp when the opening short rains broke the dry season over Kruger National Park.

The angry sky in this drawing depicts the intensity of an African thunderstorm.  The zebra mares and foals are beginning to nervously huddle together for comfort as thunder crashes in the background.  One of the mares is displaying broken stripes on her hind quarters caused by the ripping claws of a lion in a failed hunting attempt to bring her down.  The lacerations have healed giving an irregular broken stripes pattern.  Lion generally have a low hunting success rate and scars such as this are often seen by the observant eye amongst the zebra herds.

Available Editions of this Artwork

Edition Info Edition Size Dimensions Edition Price
Storm Over Broken Stripes | Giclee (signed/numbered) 300 31.00cm H x 46.00cm W $265.00 USD

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