Pippin, the Bush baby

Maree Clarkson

Tarlton, South Africa

  • Available
    Products
    55
  • Artist
    Notes
  • Artwork Comments 47

Apparel

Cases & Skins

Wall Art

Home Decor

Bags

Stationery

Artist's Description

(8)
W&N watercolour in my Moleskine 200gsm Folio (A4) Nature Journal
.
Bushbabies (Galago senegalensis), bush babies or nagapies (meaning “little night monkeys” in Afrikaans), are small, nocturnal primates native to continental Africa and are almost exclusively seen only at night.
.
This is Pippin, whom I was lucky enough to have in my life for a few weeks after I rescued him from children who were stoning him, as a result of which he lost the use of his left eye. After nursing him back to health, he spent a couple of weeks living in my indoor garden in my lounge, often bounding onto my shoulder for a snack. When I was satisfied that he had fully recovered, I released him in the thickets on the banks of the Magalies River, which was in the vicinity where I had found him. I just hoped and prayed that he had learnt a lesson about people and would stay out of reach of the children …
.
“Very little of the great cruelty shown by men can really be attributed to cruel instinct. Most of it comes from thoughtlessness or inherited habit."
- Albert Schweitzer


6th December 2011 – FEATURED in “Tuesday Afternoon”
11th December 2011 – FEATURED in “Sketching and Drawings”
9th January 2012 – FEATURED in “Let Animals Stay Free”
14th May 2015 – FEATURED in “Art Universe”
20th May 2015 – FEATURED in ‘Amazing Wildlife Mammals’
14th June 2015 – FEATURED in “Animals of Africa”
1st May 2016 – FEATURED in “Pets Are Us”
24th October 2016 – WINNER in the challenge “A New Avatar for the rest of 2016/’n Nuwe Kenteken vir die res van 2016” in “Afrikaans, Beauty of Africa / Afrikaans and English”
10th February 2017 – FEATURED in “Inspired Art”

Artwork Comments

  • Julie  White
  • Maree Clarkson
  • Elizabeth Kendall
  • Maree Clarkson
  • Rina Greeff
  • Maree Clarkson
  • almaalice
  • Maree Clarkson
  • ©FoxfireGallery / FloorOne Photography
  • Maree Clarkson
  • dolphindancer
  • Maree Clarkson
  • Magriet Meintjes
  • Maree Clarkson
  • AngieDavies
  • Maree Clarkson
  • Karue
  • Maree Clarkson
  • ivDAnu
  • Maree Clarkson
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait

10% off

for joining the Redbubble mailing list

Receive exclusive deals and awesome artist news and content right to your inbox. Free for your convenience.