Elephant parade Ele Boo
Elephant name: Ele Boo
Artist: Suneet Varma & Prateek Dubey
Parade: India 2018
Inspiration: “The inspiration comes in the form of “The Galaxy of Love”. The artwork placed on the head, Trunk and part of the body is in the form of Two Lovers entwined as one amorous figure. The Deep Blue on the Elephant is inspired by “Krishna as Shrinath Ji” and has a reference of the enchanted lotus pond.”
All Elephant Parade replicas are carefully handcrafted in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Due to its handcrafted nature each piece is unique and might vary slightly in design.
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.