Marie recently completed this painting, inspired by this photo from a 2011 burning of poached ivory.
Th feature article, Ivory Worship, documents the religious carving of ivory that fuels the poaching of thousands of elephants each year. Marie elaborates on the painting, writing that-
“The painting is in response to a National Geographic article on religion an the illegal ivory trade. The article was heart-breaking and surprising, a lot of poachers and vendors using religious icons as a cover for black-market ivory. So many elephants were murdered this year!”