Malaika & Son, Bakari    
Dimensions: 36 W x 24 H



When I saw this mother with her baby, Bakari, it touched my heart.  The baby stayed so close to his mother, Malaika.  Even when she went to get a drink of water, he went with her.  The baby was not well when he was born, so the zoo keepers bottle fed him.  I painted this scene in acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas.  I have spent two years or more, off and on working on this piece.  I finished it.  I will have prints made, either on paper or gallery wrapped canvas.  You can contact me to order a print.  Not all prints have to be the original size; they can be smaller.  This is a scene from the Louisville Zoo.