Elephant parade Rainbow Reef
Elephant Name : Rainbow Reef
Artist : by Nara Strete
Inspiration: Rainbow Reef was conceived when I began thinking about nature conservation and the interconnected relationships between all ecosystems and life on earth. The health of our oceans and river systems affects the health of our land and the creatures that inhabit it. I also wanted to explore nature in a fantastical way – exaggerating the wealth of colours, shapes, and species that live in a coral reef.
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. Thus Each Elephant Parade statue is a unique art piece. International cities always exhibit the life-size elephants and raise awareness for the need of elephant conservation.
2006 was the first elephant parade event by Marc Spits and his son Mike. The inspiration came from 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. Thus the idea of the event came to existence.
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.