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Golden Lotus

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ElephantParade 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.

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Elephant parade Golden Lotus

Elephant name: Golden Lotus
Artist: Stefan Philipps
Parade: Traveling Herd Asia

Inspiration: “For generations white Lotus flowers and shiny golden pagodas have been associated with Thailand’s cultural heritage. While gold is a symbol for enlightenment and eternity, the white Lotus flower symbolises purity and harmony, and its green leaves can be interpreted as a symbol of hope. With the fusion of these meaningful symbols and materials I would like to celebrate the Asian elephants, these strong, peaceful and intelligent giants who need our help to survive and thrive.”

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.

History

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.

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