The majestic elk roam much the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Elk are the most abundant large mammal found in Yellowstone.
The Shawnee name for elk is wapiti, which means “white rump.” Elk are connected with love and music for many Native Americans, and a well-known tribe legend credits elk with the creation of the first flute: a boy is too shy to speak to the girl he has fallen in love with. But two elk-men visit him in a dream and give him a flute, which he masters, giving him the means to communicate his feelings to the girl through music.
The camouflage background and foreground are acrylic paint with the elk painted with oil paint.
Original Painting Available – 24 x 12 mixed media