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ARTWORK DESCRIPTION: We saw this beautiful lioness on our first trip out with Jimmy, a fantastic guy who holds a senior position in the Uganda Conservation Foundation (UCF) and a local with an extraordinary story. He was demonstrating the system used for tracking the lions using collars, radar and satellite technologies. We were able to get pretty close using the satellite tech, but had to switch to radar once we got near. It even took Jimmy quite a while to find the pride, as they were all lying out in the long grass. As Jimmy said, “If you were walking out here, you’d walk right into them without seeing a thing.” Quite a startling thought, but one that provided all the inspiration I needed for this tribute to these wonderful creatures.
ARTIST BIOGRAPHY: Cy Baker lives in a time where most of the world is finally waking up to the environmental crisis mankind brought into being. He considers his job as an artist is to spread the message of how valuable, beautiful and fragile our planet is. He feels his part in this is to try to capture and communicate some of the raw, spiritual emotion felt when interacting with nature. Cy comments that he cannot capture the way these moments touch one’s soul in words, photographs or music, so he does so in the only way he knows, through his artwork.
FRAMED DIMENSIONS: 140 x 100 cm
MEDIUM: Biro and Oil
DELIVERY INFORMATION: Please note that delivery costs are NOT included in the purchase price and there may be additional custom charges if the buyer resides outside of the UK. Upon purchase, a member of the DSWF team will be in touch with you to discuss collection or delivery options. All artworks will remain, even if sold, at the Mall Galleries until the exhibition concludes on 16 September 2023.
CONSERVATION CONTRIBUTION: At least 50% of the proceeds from this sale will support the charitable work of David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF) and our ground-based conservation partners across Africa and Asia.