The Giraffe Who Wanted To Be A Swan

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The Giraffe Who Wanted To Be A Swan

This Giraffe on a sumptuous background of deep mustard yellow is surrounded by the paraphernalia of his dressing up experiment. Surrounded by paint cans and covered in dripping white, with two ferns for a tail and a black beak, this beautiful species bending creature is not afraid to be who he wants to be.
Carl Moore says of the series "My main concern is with the merging of the ridiculous and the representational, the end result being to create a series of prints and paintings which communicate a degree of pathos and also appear unsettlingly odd, playful, quite tragic and endearing."


  • Giclée print
  • Artwork size: 53 x 54 cm
  • Image size: 45cm x 45cm
  • Edition of 25
  • Limited Edition

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The Giraffe Who Wanted To Be A Swan (£520)


Carl Moore

Carl is a London-based artist who paints, draws and makes short films with a tendency to investigate unusual, unconventional and amusing subjects. He uses a range of different sources, inspirations and a multitude of methods to generate a diverse body of work that plays on the absurd. From ice creams to animals, Carl fills his compositions with vibrantly colored paint that drips down the canvas. Carl's artwork has been shown on a number of occasions at The London Art Fair and The Affordable Art Fair across the world.



We love how Carl uses bright colours, dripping paint and familiar subject matter to create his joyful artworks. The result creates striking prints, the drips of which are so clean and simple in appearance that they somewhat resemble a computer-generated barcode. Using playful intent, Carl’s most renowned body of work is a series of digitally produced prints that look at the notion of ‘Animals Pretending to be Other Animals’. We love the vibrancy of compositions that defy the ordinary.
The Giraffe Who Wanted To Be A Swan

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