6″ x 4″ unframed (8″ x 10″ x 1″ framed)
Ink, water color, gouache, 24k gold, calfskin vellum
Medieval style miniature portrait of ‘Harriet,’ a Masai giraffe at San Diego Zoo
6″ x 4″ unframed giclee (archival print) on rag paper
Harriet is a Medieval style miniature of a beautiful giraffe with whom I spent some time at Sand Diego Zoo a couple of years ago. She graciously posed for a number of photos on which I based the portrait. Getting her unique and characteristic spots correct was about as time consuming as all the filigree in the three pairs of earrings combined. Fortunately, I could work on her as I traveled and taught around the planet in 2017 and 201. As giraffes go, she was exceptionally portable.