‘Moyo’

£120,000

David Filer Original

  • Medium: Graphite pencil
  • Dimensions: 180 x 300 cm
  • Unframed
  • Price excludes Delivery

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Description

A unique opportunity to own this incredible, one-of-a-kind graphite drawing of young African elephant ‘Moyo’ by world-renowned wildlife artist David Filer.

This artwork was featured at the End of Ivory: The Art of Survival exhibition in October 2019 at Christie’s in Los Angeles to support David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation and raise awareness about the plight of elephants in the face of the ivory trade.

From the Artist

“Moyo is an adolescent elephant calf, an ambassador for an elephant orphanage in Zimbabwe. She was sadly found when she was a few months old, tied to a tree by a piece of wire near her mother’s body who was shot for her ivory.

“The rangers phoned an animal sanctuary just outside of Harare and rescued her. She was the first elephant to arrive at the sanctuary and has grown to be the most incredible and empathic matriarch for all the orphaned elephants that have since been brought in. She takes them all under her wing and teaches them how to basically be an elephant.

“Moyo is honestly such a special piece to me and for want of a better word, has become such an energy and personality in my life this year. I really hope this comes across in the piece – the trick is to try and draw her soul rather than just her form!”