This year I was lucky enough to get chosen to participate in the Wild! Rhino project, painting a life-size rhino sculpture alongside other 84 artists, a total of 125 rhinos (adults and calfs). My rhino got auction for $10 K. All money will go towards programs to save the rhino from extinction. Some more info about the project:
My rhino "Fragility" takes a critical view on how humanity has impacted on the survival of the rhino and other endangered species close to extinction. It portraits the fragile contrast of life and death: On the back of the rhino the visible bones underneath the torn skin symbolise death and extinction, on the front the art-line shows the over-delicate nature of their existence.", designed and painted by Gloria Torres ( Goya Torres Art ), sponsored by Hotel Steyne Manly , as part of the Taronga Wild! Rhinos project organised by Taronga Zoo .
Taronga Wild! Rhinos is a Wild in Art event that will bring businesses, artists and schools together to create a spectacular world-class sculpture trail from the Sydney Harbour foreshore through the Blue Mountains to Dubbo and the Central West region of NSW.
From February – April 2014 a huge herd of wildly colourful rhino sculptures painted by artists and their small calves decorated by local schools will charge into town as part of a mass public art exhibition to help raise awareness and valuable funds for Taronga’s world leading Black Rhino breeding program and in-situ conservation projects.
Trail Map> http://taronga.org.au/wild-rhinos/trail-map
Wild Rhinos App> http://taronga.org.au/wild-rhinos/app
Pictures of all Rhinos> http://taronga.org.au/wild-rhinos/artists