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Location: Erindi, Namibia, 2020
Do you see that there are two Elephants in this portrait?
The infant in the foreground and the mother, matriarch of the herd, towering behind. I’ve known this herd for quite a few years and they’re one of the most relaxed on the reserve and very accepting of visitors. Because of their calmness, mostly due to the acceptance by the matriarch (female leader of the herd), we’ve been able to spend quality time with them out in the bush.
Witnessing the quirks and oddities of the young ones as they grow older and less clumsy. We notice how the elder Elephants always look after them. Despite the tendency of the tiny ones to wander off and get lost in the tall grass, there’s always a mother looking out. Motherhood as an Elephant is a marathon. In the best sense possible. Mom carries the babies for 18-22 months; some say they communicate regularly while the infant is still in the womb. And once they’re born, the calves depend on the milk of mom for up to 3 years and never really leave their side for the entirety of their lives unless they start a herd of their own.
A mother and child, therefore, form incredibly strong bonds over a lifetime. They grow old together, fend off rogue suitors together, lead the herd through the bush to find water, food, and safety. They share knowledge through rumbles and subsonic vibrations. Who knows exactly how they do that, but they do. They share memories somehow between generations, too. Elephants live similar lifespans to humans, up to 70 or so years. So, like us, motherhood lasts a lifetime.
Although many of us end up scattered around the world in this modern era, we’re all still always a son or daughter to a mother.
GENERAL INFO ABOUT MY PRINTS BELOW
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Delivery Time: Orders ship out within 24-hours of your purchase, but can take up to 15-days to arrive, so please have patience. I'm using the trusted service of theprintspace located in London, UK. They're incredible, but only offer Flat Rate Worldwide shipping, which is limited in terms of order tracking numbers. From my experience so far with the previous print sale, everyone has received their orders, but due to COVID delays, things seems to take a bit longer than normal. Keep in mind that I'm all alone in trying to manage the print store right now, but I promise, you will get your print!
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- Europe: 3-5 Days
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- Rest of the World: Up to 10 Days
As a final request, please consider emailing me only after 15-days from the day you purchased. I wish I could respond to every customer with the tracking details, but it's quite overwhelming since I've received hundreds of orders during the most recent sale period. I wish the system was automated, but unfortunately it's all manual at the moment. Thank you for your patience and consideration.
Exchanges & Returns:
Straight refunds are not accepted as these are limited editions prints, but I’m confident you’re going to love the print and cherish it forever. But if it isn’t what you expected, or it’s somehow damaged you can exchange it for free. Once the package is delivered, you’ll have 5-days to notify me via email firstname.lastname@example.org if the print is either damaged or if you’d like to exchange it for another of equal value. Shipping is free if the print is damaged, but if you want to exchange the print, you’ll need to cover the shipping costs, plus the cost of the prints. Unfortunately, I cannot accept back prints that have been delivered as there is too high a risk of them being damaged or lost in the shipping. I do not keep an inventory of prints as all orders are made within 24-hours of purchase and shipped out from the print lab in London or Germany. Therefore, because I do not keep a stock, I cannot accept back prints for this reason.
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Edition Numbers: All prints are limited edition. Once the edition sells out there is never going to be another printed. Ever. At this time I can not accommodate special requests for specific edition numbers. Although it is a common practice when purchasing through galleries and exhibitions to ask for a specific edition number, the ordering system that I currently have in place does not allow for easy modifications after the order is placed online. For artwork that has a history of sales, you may receive a random As such, if you order two prints of the same image, you might not get consecutive edition numbers. For example, you might get Edition 5 of 15 and 1 of 15 for the same image even though you order the prints at the same time and even if the print appears to be almost sold out online.
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