Wednesday, October 15, 2008

"Giant Panda" - twinsplus1

TITLE: Giant Panda
ARTIST: Tracey Kahtava
EBAY ID: twinsplus 1

Why I'm using my creativity to save the rainforest...
I was honored to be asked to participate in the endangered species quilt. I painted a Giant Panda to bring attention to this gentle giant. Panda bears are peaceful and unique animals and these beautiful forest dwellers are becoming fewer because of poaching and the fact that their habitat is in danger.

These shy and solitary pandas live in the cold, wet mountain bamboo forests and as bamboo growth is diminished the panda has less food and fewer places to live. I am inspired by the simple beauty and sweet personality of these creatures and by working together with other artists I hope we will make a difference and help restore some of the endangered forests.