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Memory Of A Lost Love - Gorilla By John Banovich

By John Banovich

Memory of a Lost Love - Gorilla by John Banovich

Rwanda -- a country full of mysterious beauty and magnificent vistas also hold moments in its history so dark you wish you could erase their haunting images from your mind. I have visited this country several times, but during a recent safari, we visited an old church. As I stood alone starring at shelves cradling the skeletal remains of over 150 people, I could not move. They had sought sanctuary there, but were instead murdered during the Genocide of 1994. When I was there, many of their relatives had just arrived and stood outside sobbing for the loss of their loved ones on that horrifying day. These souls reached out to me -- they changed my life forever.

From there, I traveled to the mountains of the Virunga volcanoes and sat with a family of the rarest of all the gorilla species -- the mountain gorilla. The leader of the group -- the Silverback -- sat with something heavy in his mind and the idea for my newest gorilla painting was born in that contemplative moment.

If we live long enough, we will experience deep loss -- it is a price we must pay for being alive. Often a small sign can ignite a precious memory and transport us back to a moment we shared with our loved ones. In my painting, The Silverback has just picked a Pyrethrum flower (grown in Rwanda as a natural insecticide). In this profound moment, when he was alone with his thoughts, I wondered if he was recalling a "Memory of a Lost Love." - John Banovich on his painting of a lone mature male gorilla holding a white flower.

Memory of a Lost Love - Gorilla by John Banovich was released as a signed and numbered limited edition of only 350 giclee canvas art prints with a 21 x 18-1/4 image size priced at $225 unframed.They can be ordered framed or unframed. We are a full service custom frame shop and can build a design to meet any style or budget. Order yours today. All artwork is professionally boxed and insured and guaranteed to arrive in mint condition. All artwork has been hand signed by the artist.

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