I have grown up listening to mythological stories of the elephant god - human body with elephant head ( ganapati/ Ganesh and many other names) as a kid. Since childhood I was fascinated with this plump but really cute god of all. I was heads over heels in love with not only the god but the elephant himself.( and still am )
I still look at it in complete awe, whenever I see an elephant my eyes are out of their socket and I still dance around like a kid.
you know what? To the extent OF WANTING an elephant as a pet when I was a kid.( can you believe it? ) I just Love this magical creature. So much strength coupled with innocence and love.
I am in awe of it.
......and thinking all these things compelled me to paint.
and guess what I painted.... I painted an elephant. My all time favorite.