POSTPONED: Art Wolfe - Wild Elephants & Human Canvas (Corte Madera Store)

Monday, March 23, 2020 - 7:00pm

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Includes a presentation with images from both Wild Elephants and Human Canvas

In Wild Elephants, Art Wolfe seeks to capture on camera just what makes elephants so special and so worth saving. Legendary for their size and intelligence, elephants are one of the most charismatic of megafauna. That they are under siege from poachers is no secret, and the rapidity of their declining numbers is horrifying. However, amidst the steady stream of bad news, all is not lost. Ivory prices are declining, global education seems to be succeeding, and recent government crackdowns are beginning to stem the flow of illegal ivory. While Wild Elephants features photographs of both African and Asian species, the emphasis is on the African savanna or bush elephant. Samuel Wasser's informative text focuses on his current groundbreaking research on the impacts of the illegal trade in elephant ivory along with legal culling practices as a means of population control of this highly intelligent, tightly knit social species. Wild Elephants is a celebration of these wondrous gentle giants, of the renewed efforts countries are taking to protect their natural heritage, and of what we can do to empower local populations to safeguard the survival of a magnificent species.

What does it mean to be human? In Human Canvas, Art Wolfe uses his exceptional photography and his background in fine-art painting to transform skin into an abstract landscape. Inspired by the body-painting traditions of indigenous peoples that Wolfe has photographed worldwide—particularly those in Ethiopia and Papua New Guinea—he set out to present his own take on this art form and explore concepts of universal beauty. Through the use of lines, patterns, textures, and unusual points of view, Wolfe abstracts the human form and creates a unique and captivating look of the human body as art. The result is an energized expression of both artistic mastery and cultural impact.

Award-winning photographer Art Wolfe has worked on every continent and in hundreds of locations over his forty-year career. His stunning images interpret and record the world’s fast-disappearing natural treasures.

Location: 
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Wild Elephants: Conservation in the Age of Extinction Cover Image
By Samuel Wasser, Art Wolfe (By (photographer)), Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson (Introduction by)
$50.00
ISBN: 9781683833826
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Earth Aware Editions - October 29th, 2019

In Wild Elephants, Art Wolfe seeks to capture on camera just what makes elephants so special and so worth saving. 

Legendary for their size and intelligence, elephants are one of the most charismatic of megafauna. That they are under siege from poachers is no secret, and the rapidity of their declining numbers is horrifying.


Human Canvas Cover Image
By Art Wolfe, Chris Rainier (Foreword by)
$50.00
ISBN: 9781683838197
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Earth Aware Editions - November 5th, 2019

Human Canvas combines Wolfe’s world-famous photography with his exquisite painting to create a groundbreaking collection of body art.

What does it mean to be human? In Human Canvas, Art Wolfe uses his exceptional photography and his background in fine-art painting to transform skin into an abstract landscape.