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Art by Marti Hummel

African Icons: Sketch 2 of 3

Akacia Tree with Elephant Sketch

Akacia Tree with Elephant Sketch

Only 25 Professional Reproduction Prints

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The Story of the African Akasia "Umbrella" Tree Sketch

The beautiful and gracious Acacia 'Umbrella" tree is a favourite of mine. While growing up on the Serengeti Plains I have watched the elephants pulling off their bark and plucking the new leaves from the top of the trees to eat. They stand tall and regal on the grasslands and grow up to 20 meters high, they are very drought resistant and are found in Southern Africa including the northern parts of South Africa.

There is an interesting alliance between Acacia trees and elephants. Elephants eat the seed pods which contain beetle larvae and eat the seeds. Although the elephants eat the pods they don't grind them up enough to destroy the seeds like monkeys do. However the elephants' digestive juices kill off all the larvae and 90% of the seeds that pass through an elephant will germinate. Those seeds left in pods on the ground are almost all eaten by beetles.

(The Ark of the Covenant is said to be made out of acacia wood.)

African Trees Sketch Series

Three Sketch Series

  • Print Size

    50 cm X 50 cm (actual artwork size).

  • Mount boarder

    2 cm mount boarder around artwork.

  • Paper type

    High quality art paper.

  • Framing

    Not included.

  • African Trees Sketch Series

    This is the second sketch in the matching African Trees series of three sketches.

  • Hand Signed

    Each print is hand signed and numbered by Marti Hummel.

  • Certificate of Authenticity

    Each print is accompanied by a hand-signed Certificate of Authenticity.

  • Professional Print

    The origional artwork is professionally replicated by ultra high-resolution scanning, digital colour matching and printing on art paper.

  • Limited Prints

    A limited number of only 25 professional pints of this sketch are available. Each is hand-numbered for example: "No 2 of 25".

  • Free International Shipping

    Free Internaltional Shipping (DHL) for all orders.


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