Malai Tong

Paintings
Finalist

Scratchboard, 61x46cm

This portrait of Malai Tong, an Asian elephant, strives to portray her beauty, strength and grace — yet disguises the trauma and disfigurement inflicted upon her from having stepped upon a landmine. Scratchboard serves as a wonderful medium to draw attention to the intricate texture of her surprisingly hairy skin.

by Eilis McCarthy