Let’s Be Friends by Daryoush Ababaf
Original Mixed Media on Wood
Being a National Wildlife member, I believe nature is essential to our lives and is all around us. It’s easy to think nature will always be with us, but it depends on whether we let nature go to the wall or act to repair, restore and maintain it. I believe engaging with a good work of art can connect us to our senses, body, and mind. I think each day is born with a sunrise and ends in a sunset, the same way we open our eyes to see the light and close them to see the dark. In this artwork, I tried to promote the importance of all life on this planet, to preserve nature, and to remind us that life is beautiful with all life around us! Every single arc and line on the elephant and birds are either delicately selected natural grains or colors of the wood or an elaborate cutting trace.