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El Gigante

Gustavo Puente's avatar Gustavo Puente

El Gigante is the newest addition to the Endangered Collection, inspired by the strength and endurance of these majestic creatures. The theme is interlaced with vibrant color play laid over rich undertones. The elephant is revered in cultures around the world, and they are sadly disappearing due to poaching and habitat destruction. One focus in creating this collection is to bring awareness to the plight of endangered species and the need for an engaged public. I have been painting for decades, and each piece speaks to me in a different way. Painting animals is much different than my abstract work, as it requires patience and extreme attention to detail. The process is meditative and I lose myself in my painting entirely. My hope is to convey this sense of peace through my work to the viewer- and to allow each person to take away their own unique interpretation.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1.5 inches
  • Medium: Oil Paint, Acrylic and Linseed Stand Oil on Canvas
  • Width: 60 inches
  • Year created: 2017
  • Height: 48 inches