Elephants

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ORIGINAL ART: ELEPHANT FROM TASSILI N’AJJER, AFRICA, 10,000 B.C.E.

The images on Laura Rose’s hand-thrown pots on this page are drawn from ancient petroglyphs of Africa. Each one give us a window into the hearts and minds of some of the most ancient ancestors that we can access through any language. Their deep love of these animals, their amazing sensitivity to form and to character and their essential bond to expression through art connects us through time to some of the best of human nature.

Elephants are frequently created images, etched by stone on stone. As with most ancient rock art, the sense of aliveness and motion is stunningly modern. They read like a stop-motion photograph rather than a portrait.

They were probably part of spiritual practice and ritual, perhaps as gods or mythic heroes, and newest thought connects them with the cycles of the moon and stars, possibly even the beginnings of astrology.

RAKU CAVE ART POTTERY FOR SALE by LAURA ROSE

  • Raku is not for use with food or water and art is always best kept out of direct sunlight.
  • The piece is designed to be complete as it is, but to use as a vase choose dried flowers or grasses, or insert a glass with water or small planter with an orchid.
  • To purchase or commission a piece, contact the artist Laura Rose.

CURRENT INVENTORY:                                                              

 

TITLE: Elephants and Rhino on the Move (#PBWE115)
Drawn from Tadrart, Libya and Tassili N’Ajjer, Africa; 10,000 B.C.E.
RAKU: Approximately 8″tall by 8 1/2″ across
PRICE: $260.00
Shipping included in contiguous U.S

 

TITLE: Ancient Elephants on Parade (#PBWE116)
Drawn from Tadrart, Libya and Tassili N’Ajjer, Africa; 10,000 B.C.E.
RAKU: Approximately 8″tall by 8 1/2″ across
PRICE: $260.00
Shipping included in contiguous U.S

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