Tamara Pokorny – Shadow of a Ghost

Mixed Media, Original | 24 × 16 cm | Framed


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ARTWORK DESCRIPTION: Tamara Pokorny recalls how getting close to a ghost crab takes patience (and indeed sometimes a wet belly). However, her patience and sogginess paid off and she loves the way the evening sun made this little ghost crab’s shadow larger than life. Tamara considers her scratchboard and ink rendering to be an analogy reminding her about how small things can loom large, for both good or ill.

ARTIST BIOGRAPHY: From iconic species to lesser known or even disliked ones, scratchboard artist Tamara Pokorny depicts animals in extraordinary detail, showcasing the beauty of the creatures that share the world with mankind. Tamara is inspired by the intricacies of a subject you can only see when looking closely, the way the sum of all the small things amount to, and shapes, the whole. Tamara observes that as we often don’t take time to look at detail, she invites the viewer to look a little closer and immerse themselves in a moment in time.



MEDIUM:  Scratchboard and Inks

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.