Gwenynth Pritchett, an illustrator based in London, created the crocodile image to show off her work, and she was inspired to make a print that shows off the creature’s huge head.
“When I first saw a croc print I thought ‘I want to create a print of that’ so I started making the prints and this is how they ended up as wall art.”
I really love crocs and wanted to do a crocodiles print because they are a symbol of Africa and they have become very important for people who are travelling there, because they symbolise their heritage and culture.
“The prints are designed to represent the idea that people of African descent are part of this world and we can’t be excluded.”
It’s a symbol that you can’t take away from anybody and that’s why I wanted to make something that symbolises that.
“The crocodile prints are currently available for sale in Gwenys Instagram account.
The artist said her prints are also a way to show solidarity with people from the African diaspora, who often suffer discrimination, and have a special relationship with animals.”
People from African di asian communities are discriminated against by the government, by the media, by banks, and they can’t even get a passport to visit family members in Africa,” she said.”
They can’t go to a zoo because they have to pay for tickets, so they can only visit animals that they have paid for with money from their own pockets.
“The prints will be sold through a charity called African Elephant Relief, which is hoping to raise enough money to help support elephant care and conservation projects.
Gwenyth is not alone in her desire to promote the image of a crocodilian.
In 2017, a crocodil print was auctioned on eBay for $17,000.
In 2016, a crocus print was sold on eBay by a man for $25,000, while in 2013, a pair of crocodile and elephant prints sold on a US auction site for $20,000 apiece.
A photo of a croci print was recently used as a meme on Instagram.