© 2007 Patricia Gould
24 X 24 inches
Donated to the Smithsonian Institution’s National Zoo for benefit auction
I took this haunting photo of the elephant skull and the other photos in Tanzania and Kenya in 1989. The skull was a strong statement regarding the devastation of a magnificent species. In 1900, it is estimated that elephants in Africa numbered between 5 – 10 million, today the estimate is about 500,000.
Taiwan International Quilt Exhibition, Invitational, National Tainan Living Art Center, Taiwan, 2009
Placitas Artists Series, Placitas NM, September 2009
TEXTile Messaging, NM art quilters exhibition, The Branigan Cultural Center, Las Cruces NM, 2008