Paintings by Hannah Jensen seen at Private Residence, Auckland - Sage the Elephant
Paintings by Hannah Jensen seen at Private Residence, Auckland - Sage the Elephant
Context & Credits
Item Sage the Elephant
Created by Hannah Jensen
As seen in Private Residence, Auckland, New Zealand
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Sage the Elephant

Paintings by Hannah Jensen, as seen in Private Residence, Auckland, New Zealand

$18,000

Item Details
SAGE – African Elephant
57 layers (20 litres) of carved acrylic on board
1500 x 2000mm
SOLD

Elephants share the same emotional and cognitive behaviour as humans. They grieve their lost loved ones, they feel fear, joy and empathy, and are highly praised for their intelligence. This divine soul was killed by poachers in 2009 for the illegal ivory trade. In the early 1970s demand for ivory rocketed, with 80% of traded raw ivory coming from poached elephants. In 1989 all international trade was prohibited in an attempt to combat this massive illegal trafficking. There was a slight reprieve, but unfortunately, the demand for ivory continues with wild elephants being slaughtered daily for their tusks which are sold on the black market.

Meet the Creator

Hannah Jensen

Hannah Jensen

Christchurch, New Zealand

Living to create and creating to live

Hannah Jensen is a powerhouse of creativity. With a passion for the great outdoors, her carved works that she is known for, are often inspired by her time spent in nature. Jensen intricately hand carves her images into layers of acrylic paint on boards; a technique she created in 2003 at Auckland University of Technology. She now resides in Christchurch, NZ, where she carves from her beachside home, a stone through away from ocean and mountains; her favorite place to be when she’s not carving.

Available for commission/custom work

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