i created this illustration almost exactly two years ago in 2010. they were the first giraffes to appear in my work. about a year after i had the pleasure of visiting my friend in africa. it was truly a dream trip… i went on safari, visited an elephant orphanage and a giraffe sanctuary. one of my favorite moments was at the sanctuary… i climbed up their observation tower that put me at eye-level with the giraffes. when i got to the top they handed me some food. before i knew it there was a beautiful, soft, and somewhat pushy giraffe eating out of my hands!
from that point forward, my work has been full of giraffes… and i’m sure it will remain that way. ^_^