The African elephant has been an inspiration since the first one was sighted by human eyes. Before that, unless it was another elephant the sighting most likely engendered fear. It does that well in the eyes of humans, too. We have the elevated capacity to wonder and admire beauty. The African elephant (Loxodonta africana) definitely inspires.
The Swahili word Sankalai is the word more often used to define the male (bull) African elephant. I thought this word appropriate for this eLithograph© since it is the embued emotion I felt – and have found others feel when seeing this image – when first seeing an African elephant in real life. Native African peoples know far better than I the impressive figure and elephant impresses, but one does not need to see an elephant ‘in-the-bush’ to be moved.
Read the short story, “Sankalai” on the Akilologos blog. This story was written in the Akilologos style, with the ~1000 word short-story being inspired by the image.
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