Elephant parade Almond Blossoms
Elephant name: Almond Blossom
Artish : Studio Phantasma
Parade Schiphol 2018
Inspiration: Almond trees flower early in spring, making the blossoms a symbol of hope and new life. When Vincent van Gogh arrived in Arles in the spring of 1880 the blooming blossom trees astound-ed and inspired him. Blossoms against a blue sky quickly became his favourite subject. He made this famous Almond Blossom painting to celebrate the birth of his nephew, the son of his dear brother Theo who named the child after Vincent. Therefore, this painting has always remained closest to the hearts of the Van Gogh Family.
Elephant parade events
Elephant Parade is a social enterprise and runs the world’s largest art exhibition of decorated elephant statues. Created by artists and celebrities,
each Elephant Parade statue is a unique art piece. The life-size, baby elephant statues are exhibited in international cities and raise awareness for
the need of elephant conservation. Limited edition, handcrafted replicas and a select range of products are created from the exhibition elephants.
20% of Elephant Parade net profits are donated to elephant welfare and conservation projects.
The event was created in 2006 by Marc Spits and his son Mike. It was inspired by Marc Spits’ visit (while logging in Myanmar) to the elephant hospital in Thailand, which constructs prosthetic legs for elephants that encounter landmines. There he saw Mosha, a baby elephant who lost her foot when only seven months old.
Did you know?
Elephant Parade is the second largest public art event in the world. Since 2007 there have been events worldwide in 30 cities. More than 3,000 artists have produced more than 2000 unique works of art.