Mountain Zebra
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12” x 24”, acrylic, 2000

Unlike the ubiquitous Burchells zebra, the mountain zebra lives in rugged and remote areas in small bands. Other differences are the unstriped white under parts and braided striping in the tail.

My wife, Birgit, and I were fortunate to see them on several occasions in the Arid Mountains of Namibia. They galloped full tilt across angular, melon-sized boulder fields that seemingly would quickly break any ankle, man or beast.

I chose to portray this individual in evening shadow with a glowing background. One backward glance and then it disappeared over the ridge.