Flamingos at Mt Kenya Safari Club
Elisa Kay Sparks
Flamingos at the Mt Kenya Safari Club

Fall 2002
I made this color reduction woodcut for my dad. The image is taken from a
photograph he took of three flamingos, standing at the edge of a small lake on the
grounds of the Mt. Kenya Safari Club.  When I was 13, my dad took a sabbatical in
Kenya, working with the Ministry of Natural Resources, Wildlife and Tourism to write
various grants.  We had run into the actor William Holden at a restaurant in Nairobi
and he had invited us to visit the hotel which was then his property. I remember my
mother was very excited by the celebrities, but I was struggling to be very blasé.