Fare Thee Well but Farewell Not

All things to nothing descend,
Grow old and die and meet their end...
Nor long shall any name resound
Beyond the grave, unless 't be found
In some clerk's book, it is the pen
Gives immortality to men...*

or elephants!!!
okay, I just added this one.

*Master Wace (1100 - 1175) - from his Chrinicles of the Norman Dukes. Found on the chart of Harold F Unstott (1907 - 1922)

Elephant Herd. Pigment and India ink on 19"x24" Bristol Board. 

All the elephants in the world cannot satisfy man's senseless and selfish desire for ivory.
Please do not buy anything, worship any idol or use any gadget made of ivory.
Stop the elephants from vanishing.

Click on the charts to enlarge:

A very special remembrance tribute to my beloved sister Leah, who passed this earthly life a little over a year ago. She loved elephants so much. Not a day passes by without me thinking of her and feeling her love. I love you, forever. Tsup!

Fare thee well!


Rick Forrestal said...

Nice reveal on your exquisite thundering hoard (or is it herd) of elephants. What a wonderful family work you've created.
And of course . . . I always spread the word on "no ivory." What a senseless, immoral commodity.
Great post.

Arija said...

Ces dearest, both you and I have lost a much beloved sister last year, who was an exceptional human being. Your tribute to your's is incredibly moving and so sad since it portrays them all squashed into a small space, as they are with their habitats narrowing and narrowing until they have nowhere left to go where they can just be ELEPHANTS.

martinealison said...

Une douce pensée particulière pour ta chère soeur... du réconfort pour toi.

Tu es incroyable ! Tes éléphants sont aussi incroyables !... Si seulement ils pouvaient écraser les braconniers.
Merveilleux dessin.
gros bisous

Rod MacGregor said...

A beautiful tribute to your sister Leah, Ces!

Ces said...

Thank you, Rick. I know I am preaching to the choir here. Some things just affect me in profound ways.

Ces said...

Two words about elephant poaching: Greed and ignorance. Yes, My sisters and brothers and I miss our most beloved sister. Something is amiss. Take care my dearest Arija.

Ces said...

My dear Alison, you are the awesome one. You just keep going ang going in a most colorful way! Tsup!

Ces said...

Thank you, Rod.

k.h.whitaker said...

Beautiful, Ces, you and the work :D Greed, I think it's probably the worst thing about humans.

martinealison said...

(Je sais que tu ne souhaites pas de commentaire pour ta dernière publication... mais je voulais que tu saches que tu lui as consacré un très bel hommage à ce père qu'était le tien ! Bisous)

illustration poetry said...

This post is incredibly amazing... and happy birthday to your father, Love!!!!

ps: my dearest dearest dearest Grandewitch i know my posts are so lame lately and i'm being a sensitive bitch, i dont know, i mean, i dont know... i am upset over something and sometimes i'm just tired but i should have listened to you: forget about the judges. Later i will draw something fun or silly or stupid or whatever and forget about the judges. Thank you, bye, love you.

Mauricio Abril said...

Your elephant piece has a great energy to it, and your tribute piece is just lovely too. I saw your post earlier today about your father, but for some reason there as no comment field. I hope you have a good day with good memories of him :)

Bella Sinclair said...

Incredible, astounding work! It almost seems like your elephants were carved from stone, a big relief sculpture. Your sister would have held her hand to her heart upon seeing this. Of that, I am sure.

Happy birthday to your beloved father.

Tsup tsup tsup

illustration poetry said...

okay i love you and Deb.

Rizalenio said...

Spectacular. When are you going to have an exhibit? I will try to be there. I cried reading your letter for your father. Namiss ko din ang Tatay ko.

Kathie Brown said...

I love the elephant drawings and the way you started with a small black hole and slowly revealed the image. Very powerful. So sorry about losing your sister. I have a sister as well and I cannot imagine being without her! Hugs.