(l) Linocut – Elephant (Red) on Afrika Map


Elephants have relatively poor eyesight but their sense of hearing and smell is exceptional, their trunks move constantly back and forth, detecting new scents and information. They can detect water sources up to 15km away and African elephants possess a sense of smell that is likely the strongest ever identified in a single species. They have nearly 2,000 special genes that detect odours in the environment and past studies have shown that elephants have more scent receptors than any other mammal. Elephants in Angola learnt to avoid minefields by detecting the smell of TNT. Another report concluded that elephants could use scent clues to tell the difference between two Kenyan ethnic groups, the Maasai, who traditionally speared them, and the Kamba, who did not. The elephants learnt to avoid the potentially dangerous Maasai while being more tolerant of the presence of the Kamba.

I took the photograph that provided the reference for this Linocut in the Skukuza area of the Kruger National Park. This Linocut is delivered rolled in a tube, ready for framing. If you are interested in purchasing more than one item, please contact us at macbred@icloud.com so we can arrange a consolidated shipping quote.

Size: 280mm x 340mm

2 in stock


This is an original Linocut. To produce the Linocut, an image is first drawn on to paper and then transferred to a sheet of Lino. Using specialized tools and a surgeon’s scalpel, the raised sections of Lino not required are delicately cut away and removed. Lino ink is applied to the Linocut which is then placed face down on to the map and carefully compressed with a roller, transferring the ink to the paper. It is a time consuming process subject to many errors. This is a limited edition Linocut of 100. It is delivered in a tube, ready for framing.

Additional information

Weight 0.1 kg
Dimensions 30.4 × 29.8 cm

Edward Bredenkamp


340mm x 280mm


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