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A Giant Among Giants

Pencil
26"x 45"
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I always wanted to create a picture of a very large baobab tree with some elephants, and do it as close to scale as I possibly could. I found this particular tree in the Limpopo province of South Africa-one of the four largest baobab trees in the country.
I'd seen a photograph of a friend's pickup truck parked underneath the hanging branch at lower right-and that gives an idea of how big this tree actually is. Of course nowadays there is a fence there and the noise of people stopping by to look at it, but one can imagine what it might have been like 150 years ago when a passing herd of elephant paused to rest in the shade of the giant during their onward trek through the bush.


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