This textile is based on one of my first safaris in Samburu game reserve when we moved to Kenya in 2013.
The collector who now owns this art wrote these words;
This lovely piece of work by Katy reminded me of times spent in Kenya with the family so it was inevitable that I had to have it on my wall at home.
Elephants already have my respect from being gentle giants to sometimes showing extreme aggression. Katy's elephant, I feel, portrays both of these characteristics. The strong colours of the materials used and the carefully thought out stitching bring out the imposing stature of this wonderful creature. The iconic Koitogor Hill in the background also comes to life with Katy's vision for using light and shadows. Katy is certainly a very talented artist.
58cm x 58cm.
Textile collage with free machine embroidery.