An International Traveling Exhibition of Endangered Species
Dedicated to the Children of the World by Calley O'Neill with Rama the Elephant
AN EPIC JOURNEY OF ART AND SOUL FOR THE EARTH
RAMA: AMBASSADOR FOR THE ENDANGERED ONES
Speaking Passionately on Behalf of Those who Cannot Speak
THE FORGOTTEN FORESTS
by Calley O'Neill
THE FORGOTTEN FORESTS is one of the earliest, wildest and most challenging collaborative works of the exhibition. Clearly inspired by the Muses, it was spontaneously described by Chris Pfefferkorn (Deputy Director Living Collections, Oregon Zoo) to Calley when first he saw it in the elephant barn. As Chris told Calley: I can tell you what this painting is about. This is about the destruction of the forests in Borneo.
This is the story about the forests of the Southeast Asian equatorial islands of Borneo and Sumatra and how they are still disappearing. It is the artist’s prayer that we be granted the wisdom to save the last remaining ancient forests in Southeast Asia and around the world ~ global treasure troves of biological diversity and health.