Elephant parade Travel Light Altar 10 cm
Elephant name: Travel Light Altar 10 cm
Artist: Theo Kazemier
Parade: Parade Laren 2017
Inspiration: The elephant is ‘Ganesha’ transforming his means of divine transport from the traditional rat to a white butterfly. This Ganesha protects the Elephant Parade and elephants. Ganesha is one of the most worshipped deities in the Hindu pantheon. The Elephant is known for its wisdom, strength and as a symbol of good fortune. In the art of Feng Shui it brings energies of beauty, silent power, kindness, fertility & majesty to your home or office. To welcome such positivity into your space place your elephant replica facing inward, preferably just inside the front door.
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.