ELK

Acrylic, circa 2015

I have met a few Elk in my time, I witnessed the running of the great herd that lives in the California Redwoods Park, and had one cross my path during travel between film sets near Ucluelet, BC on Vancouver Island. In many Aboriginal cultures Elk are associated with love and are known for their call and credited in the creation of the first Native American flute. Painted on cherry veneer, mounted on cotton canvas, this small work comes with large meaning.