Army of Me, Open Edition Print
Army of Me, Open Edition Print
Army of Me, Open Edition Print
Army of Me, Open Edition Print
Army of Me, Open Edition Print
Army of Me, Open Edition Print

Army of Me, Open Edition Print

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Museum-quality prints made on thick and durable matte paper. Add a wonderful accent to your room and office with these prints that are sure to brighten any environment.

• Paper thickness: 10.3 mil
• Paper weight: 5.57 oz/y² (189 g/m²)
• Giclée printing quality
• Opacity: 94%
• ISO brightness: 104%

The original painting is 30x40 inches and these prints retain that ratio. Excess paper can be trimmed away to suit your framing and display needs once you receive the print.

These open edition prints are professionally printed once your order is complete. Please allow time for printing as well as shipping. Thank you!

Please keep fine art and prints out of direct sunlight and UV light. 


The story:

Army of Me is an homage to a huge bull elephant who engaged a stand off with our group's vans in Kenya. The sun was setting, and that meant the wildlife sanctuary we were visiting was closing. Everyone had to be out the gate by sunset to avoid getting fined—or worse. Between us and the exit were herds of elephants meandering across the road. I don't know if we got too close to a herd or just too close to this guy, but stomped to a halt in the road in front of us, postured, dared and threatened us by swinging his ears, tusks, and trunk. He swayed from side to side and occasionally rumbled or stomped at us. The sun kept getting lower. More elephants kept crossing behind him. He stood firm and there was nothing we could do about it—except take photos and laugh nervously.

Finally, all of the elephants behind him crossed the road. He gave one last head swing and trunk flare before putting his ears away and walking off the road after the others. There was a sliver of sun still visible when we sped out through the gates.

The colors used in this were inspired by that stand off. The African elephant was painted with the lilacs, purples, oranges, and russet colors of the sky. The blackness of night is slowly encroaching and only a small light patch remains.