Created to Be

Judy VanDellen's avatar Judy VanDellen

The two zebras were photographed in Botswana, Africa by a friend. What I found unique about my friend's photo, is the zebras are side by side mirroring each other. Meaning the photo looks like one zebra with two heads. Look closely at how the stripes exact each other. Does the mane belong to the zebra in front or behind? My fascination with zebras and the authenticity of nature impelled me to create this sketch to share creation as is. I have included information about the zebra's uniqueness as we are also unique and "Created to Be." **Their stripes polarize the light in such a way it discourages insects from biting, protecting the zebra from disease. **Their stripes are as unique as a fingerprint. The strips can range from wide to thin and are characteristic to the region in which the zebra inhabits. **Zebras are very social animals living in groups for protection. Predators are often confused by the strips hampering their ability to single out one victim to attack. Zebras will only sleep standing up within a group who can warn them of danger. **Zebra's are closely related to horses and donkeys. **There are three species of zebra's; Plains zebra found in the region from Sudan to northern Zimbabwe, Grevy's zebra found in parts of northern Kenya and Mountain zebra's in the region of southwest Africa.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth:
  • Medium: Graphite pencil
  • Width: 21 inches
  • Year created: 2015
  • Height: 26 inches