'Joy', The Giraffe

'Joy', The Giraffe

'Joy', The Giraffe

Acrylic on collaged canvas

56 x 76 x 4 cms


This is an unusual departure in painting for me. I wanted to experiment with creating a whimsical piece with collage and this lovely Giraffe came to mind. The collaged patchwork is representing the distinctive markings on a Giraffes body. A Giraffe signifies things that inspire and raise your energies or spirit. In my painting, she is smiling and makes me feel happy and joyful which is why I called the work ‘Joy’. A Giraffe is also known as ‘Africa’s gentle giant’ and symbolizes grace, peace, individuality, protection, communication, perception, and farsightedness. This gentle creature, with its long neck reaching into the heavens, symbolizes the ability to see the future and obtain things that seem out of reach. A Giraffe signifies standing out from among all the rest, being strong, optimistic, and fearless, expressing your identity with pride.

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