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Intricately Detailed Murals of Animals Living in Harmony

Southern California-based artist Adonna Khare creates incredibly imaginative illustrations of animals whimsically interacting with each other. From enormous elephants to miniature mice, Khare creates an illustrated zoo full of diverse creatures. She even includes mythical creatures that range in surreal sizes. In one instance a gorilla wears a tower as a hat and in another a bear standing upright doesn't even make it up to an elephant's knee.

Khare's large-scale murals are especially breathtaking, featuring countless creatures that are both real and imagined hybrids. Though the portraits are crowded with various subjects, seeming almost chaotic, it is revealed upon closer inspection that they lovingly live in harmony. A bird comfortably rests on a koala's head, a reindeer grazes in a lion's mane, and a bull shares a bath with a couple of fish as though it were always meant to be this way.

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Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at NBC Universal, Penguin Books, and the Tribeca Film Festival as well as many other independent media companies. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies—anything from foreign art house films to mainstream blockbusters.
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