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We created these life-size elephants out of recycled materials. They represent the world of nature from which we have removed ourselves and for which we increasingly yearn.

The elephant is the largest land mammal and as such the most portentous symbol of the threat that our expanding industrial and commercial development represents to all forms of life. The elephant is enormously strong and powerful yet also frighteningly vulnerable. It offers a poignant and timely metaphor to contemplate issues of co-existence and how we now need to live.

Elephants and human beings share many well documented characteristics and traits. They have a highly developed sensibility, a deep-rooted family orientation and similar emotional responses to man.


 








Picture: Wounded Elephant
Photogragher: Jimmy James

As the world becomes increasingly populated and territorial, threats to both elephants and humans increase. Elephants' ability to use both current experience and memory increase the chances for survival of the herd. Humans have lost touch with a collective consciousness and way of life.

To develop new ways of thinking, we have to re-engage our rational thought process with our forgotten intuitive sensibilities.


 
       
 
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