A Sense of Eden
What comes to mind as you ponder Eden? Do thoughts of peace, pure radiant beauty, abundant majestic animals and birdsong dance through your mind like me?
While on safari in Tanzania, we journeyed down into the Ngorongoro Crater. It is the largest complete caldera in the world that has not filled with water. Three million years ago a massive super volcano erupted creating a sunken crater 2000 feet deep and 12 miles wide. Today, the floor of the crater is covered in rich grasslands and abundant water, a haven and sanctuary for wildlife. Lush rainforests cover the caldera walls, soaring high above, as the clouds spill down over the edge. In this small area over 25,000 large animals live including black rhino, wildebeest, zebra, gazelle, Cape buffalo, and the densest populations of lions on Earth.
As we explored slowly through the grasslands in awe and wonder, there were a multitude of animals as far as the eye could see. What I could hardly conceive of was prey and predator alike, seemingly unfazed by each other, in such close proximity. How could this be? It was then, a real picture of Eden solidified for me and what I wanted desperately to capture and convey in this special painting, the wonder and enchantment of creation. We then learned, nearby, the oldest human remains in the world were found causing this area to be regarded as the cradle of mankind, further adding to my Eden-like experience. How truly grateful and blessed I am to witness the beauty of creation all around me.
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Lucy’s Safari Adventures series will be unveiled at the Phoenix Zoo’s, “Art on the Wild Side” exhibition Feb 1 – May 31, 2020. Artists, Lucy Dickens, Joye DeGoede, and Anne Peyton will showcase their unique visions of wildlife and conservation in the Savanna Gallery, located in the Savanna Grill. Art will be available for purchase and zoo admission is required. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Zoo’s conservation initiatives.
“Art on the Wild Side” is a great collaboration between The Arizona Center for Nature Conservation/Phoenix Zoo and select local artists to display their work in our new Savanna Gallery. This rotating exhibit enhances our guests’ experience to not only see live animals on Zoo grounds, but also be inspired by the beautiful artwork along the walls of the Gallery, helping us communicate the importance of national and international conservation efforts. Exhibited artwork embraces the mission of the Phoenix Zoo: to advance the stewardship and conservation of animals and their habitats while providing experiences that inspire people and motivate them to care for the natural world.”
Linda Hardwick, Director of Communications, ACNC/Phoenix Zoo