A Tender Moment
Original Pastel Painting
  • A Tender Moment
  • Size: 24 x 18 inches

A Tender Moment

Moments after birth, Marilyn nuzzles her newborn daughter, Akili at the Memphis Zoo. Did you know the birth of a giraffe includes an 18′ drop to the earth for baby? Hello! Then, just after the baby stands up the mother does the most unimaginable thing. She kicks her baby tumbling! After baby manages to struggle to her feet, mom does it again! You might wonder why the cruelty, but actually she wants baby to remember how she got up. You see, in the wild mom needs the protection of the heard and her young must be able to keep up. Maybe this hug came after boot camp, (how’s that for a pun)!