Nothing Gold Can Stay

oil painting of a curled up pangolin with gold leaf detailing

Nothing Gold Can Stay

Maxine Sheaffer

Nothing Gold Can Stay
Maxine Sheaffer
Artwork Size (cm)
30cm x 30cm


About the piece:
Nothing Gold Can Stay, a poem by Robert Frost – Nature’s first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold, Her early leaf’s a flower; But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. So Eden sank to grief, So dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay. Created with oil paint on gold leaf, this gentle creature peers out from its golden armour to assess us as friend or foe. The pangolin is the world’s most trafficked mammal, prized for its scales and meat, its variety of eight species range from vulnerable to critically endangered.

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.