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Eva: "Lines in Mind"

Eva is a female elephant born in the wild in 1981 and arrived at Way Kambas Elephant Training Center on April 20th, 1995. Her parents were wild elephants whose names and whereabouts are currently unknown. Eva has already given birth once, but unfortunately her calf died at three months due to ill health. It took her many months of mourning to get over her loss of her calf, yet Eva has never lost her mild and charismatic spirit, according to Novica.

Effusive lines traverse her painting "Lines in Mind" with colorful intent, leaving behind a tracery of serpentine grace and allure, according to the Novica Web site. "Eva reveals her good-hearted soul through her colorful composition, taking acrylic colors onto the paper with luminous inspirations. An energetic work that exudes cheerfulness to be embraced in an aesthetic setting."

Photographs and caption information courtesy of Novica.

By making the Asian elephants' paintings widely accessible to the general public, Novica hopes to help increase awareness, encourage conservation, and raise significant funds to assist endangered elephants throughout Asia. Novica is a company associated with the National Geographic Society. Visit the Novica Web site for more details: Go >>

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