Wake Up Running

Wake Up Running! Acrylic on canvas; August 2011

“Every morning in Africa, a Gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning a Lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest Gazelle or it will starve to death. It doesn’t matter whether you are a Lion or a Gazelle… when the sun comes up, you’d better be running.”

I was asked to take this saying and create a panting. This is what I came up with!

I started this project with some doubt as to whether or not I would like the finished product, but it was a joy to work on and it is one of my favorite pieces to date!

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