Elephant parade EKO 20 cm
Name: EKO 20 cm
Artisit: Paul Kidby
Parade: London 2010
The design for Eko is influenced by Indian patterns in a palette of blue and golds; a vine grown from the bottom of the trunk up and over the elephants back in a living canopy like an exotic blanket. Swinging amid the branches are orang-oetans to reflect the sponsoring charity The orangutan Foundation.
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.