My most recent portrait was inspired by ‘The Bonobo’.
I was captivated by the pouting chimpanzee image that I saw, as it so mimics a human-being. Then, after doing some research I realised that the Bonobo, which to me was an unknown species of chimpanzee, actually shares more than 98% of the same DNA as us.
I look at the Bonobo and those BIG EYES jump out at me as they are so alive and knowing. Then, I started to read about how this animal is critically endangered, because of loss of their habitat and because man uses them for bushmeat. Conversely 50% of their diet is fruit.
Equally they are often referred to as the “make love not war” chimpanzees as they use love to resolve conflict and to make up after conflict. It does beg the question as to why we cannot adopt their attitude of showing love rather than hatred. Strange that we originate from this primate, and actually need to regress to these principles to bring peace to the world. Furthermore, we believe we have evolved….?!
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We are very happy to announce that The Way Back Home is finally due for release. This poetry book features a collection of poems by Elle Smith, offering storytelling of the journey to empowerment from many of life's struggles.
A great article which interrogates the movie, ' A Few Good Men', to see whether some of those key phrases show the sheer goodness is disappearing from our society. Creative art is suggested as a solution, and means to escape but moreover to empower us to be better people.
Inspired By Elle is proud to announce that we have entered the 2017 Aviva Community Fund for 'AniRapture', which is an art exhibition we plan to host to demonstrate the impact of man on the planet and endangered animals. This art exhibition will be multi-sensory and include art paintings, dance, theatre, music and even food to make an experience which will be enchanting.
We will bring endangered animal species to life using 3D holograms, which will provide the technology aspect. However, at the core of the exhibition is the need to understand that each one of us has a part to play in the protection of the ecosystem and the animal species, with whom we share this planet.
We need your vote in support the project to make the exhibition happen!!