Keeping Baby Dry by Ilene Reed. All Rights Reserved. The dim light creeps through the misty rain of the forest canopy, an orangutan mother cuddles her baby and has fashioned a rain bonnet out of large leaves to “keep baby dry” during the rain.
Orangutans have a prolonged childhood like humans.
It is imperative that the rich lush emerald green rain forests are saved as it supports the amazing diversity of life. Without action, as we look forward another century, we will be without majestic tigers, intelligent orangutans, many other primates and thousands of other plants and animals. Within my artwork I hope to invite viewers to create their own special relationship with the endangered wildlife living in the rain forests. In the world of wildlife art, nature and art have always been inseparable for me especially for wildlife subjects at the edge of extinction.