August 12 is celebrated as World Elephant Day to encourage efforts for the protection of the pachyderm and its natural habitats. We’ve curated some cool haathi-inspired artworks by four artists that highlight the importance of this day
Driven to contribute her part for the welfare of animals, Belgaum-based paper artist, Meghana Sardesai, held a fundraiser where her quilled artwork of this elephant was auctioned at Rs 1,300. The proceeds were donated to two animal welfare non-profit organisations, and the print is currently up for sale.
Log on to @papercutkraft
Cost Rs 400 onwards
Calling attention to startling facts about the destruction of natural habitats, and the importance of respecting nature and wildlife through his art is Pune’s Rohan Sharad Dahotre, a wildlife illustrator. “Each animal has its unique features, whether in colour, shape and texture that you can explore and portray through your art,” he notes.
Log on to @rohandahotre or Rohan Dahotre on kultureshop.in
Cost Rs 900
Surat-based international wildlife and bird artist, Anju Panwar Rajesh, maintains that art has the ability to draw people into its subject matter — in this case, nature — and create awareness about its preservation and conservation.
Log on to @anju_pawar_rajesh or AnjuPanwarRajeshArt on etsy.com
Cost Rs 4,000 onwards
Freelance graphic designer, artist and wildlife illustrator Richa Kedia believes that nature has many stories to tell. “The more you know, the more you will want to know. And it will keep unravelling for you.” This is the reason Kedia keeps returning to nature in her artworks.
Log on to @richa.kedia
Cost Rs 4,000