Many of us feel a special affinity to elephants, the true gentle giants in our world. Elephants feel deep emotion, form lasting bonds and mourn the loss of a loved one just like we do. While traveling through India, I learned a lot about elephants. The ways in which they were treated kindly and the ways in which they were not. When I use elephant imagery in my art, I want it to remind us to be gentle and loving to all beings in our world.