My intention with this piece of mammoth art is to give the viewer a sense of the impermanence of life. That all things come and go, each with its fleeting place in the broader timeline of history.
As the last mammoth gazes into the Pleistocene’s sunset, it feels the continuity and presence of all its ancestors who came before. Knowing that, even in its passing, it will always be a part of the land.
I’ve outlined the process of making it in my online portfolio.
43.5″ x 83.5″ Heat-colored steel engraving with a reclaimed redwood frame.