Photo credit: Michael Hnatov
Accession Number: C.2018.26.1
Dimensions: 61 in X 73.25 in X 2 in
Dimensions (Metric): 154.94 cm X 186.055 cm X 5.08 cm
Credit Line: Gift of Joellyn T. Duesberry Collection
Elephant Graveyard, Kenya
Oil on linen painting titled Elephant Graveyard, Kenya, by Joellyn T. Duesberry. The painting depicts an African landscape with a vividly colored sky and elephant graveyard in the foreground. A partially decayed elephant is on the right, across from a group of older elephants, still alive, on the left. The living elephants have presumably returned to the bones of their ancestors. Multiple vultures sit atop the elephant bones.
Elephant Graveyard, Kenya depicts a scene the artist, Joellyn Duesberry, witnessed while traveling in Africa shortly after 9/11. It forms one half of a diptych painting displayed in juxtaposition with Duesberry's work titled Memory Time Lapse, Ground Zero NYC.