Indian Elephants Print:
Best Friends Forever – limited edition of 25
This is a wonderfully intimate portrait of two Indian Elephants who live at Whipsnade Zoo. I am lucky enough to live within walking distance of the Zoo and visit on a regular basis. Elephants are as long-lived as us and they form strong family units that allows the to pass on knowledge and care for each other.
The print is based on a photograph, which I have modified in Photoshop to remove the background and focus on the interaction and the wrinkly, tactile textures of their bodies. The image is printed on inkjet acetate and then printed down to a photopolymer plate. The developed plate is then inked as any other intaglio plate, in this case using a mixture of black and red ink.