Eka Maraneli "Nostalgia: Elephants" Lithograph

Eka Maraneli "Nostalgia: Elephants" Lithograph


Emotionally complex, this 1989 lithograph portrays an elephant guarding her calf with human faces cleverly peeking through a jail-like bush behind them.

Politics and history play an important role in the Eka's Nostalgia series compositions. Surreal, yet carefully detailed, her work expresses emotional sentiment in which the ideal is turned on its head to express a sense of disillusionment. In Elephants, it is the people, not the animals behind bars. This complex work seeks to explore the issues surrounding the destruction of nature and habitats.

The printing is from a stone, lithographic limestone  through a process invented in Germany in 1796.

Eka Maraneli was born in the Republic of Georgia where she earned graduate and postgraduate degrees from the Tbilisi State Academy of Fine Arts. After graduation Eka began working at the academy as an assistant professor. She taught drawing, painting, printmaking, illustration, and composition. Since coming to the U.S. in 1993, Eka has continued her career as an artist and educator. She taught at Virginia Commonwealth University from 1996 to 2004 and has been teaching at Boston University since then.

Eka’s works are internationally exhibited and collected, including the USA, the Netherlands, England, Austria, Turkey, Russia, and Georgia.


28 3/4" H x 26" W (including frame)


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