Elephant parade Tree of Life 30 cm
Elephant name: Tree of Life 30 cm
Artist: Diana Francis
Parade: Hong Kong 2014
Inspiration: “Something BIG has landed in Hong Kong! Take it in and treasure the ‘Pearl Of The Orient’ Hong Kong experience. From Lantau island across the water to Hong Kong island, to Ocean Park, up to The Peak, to Western District and to Lan Kwai Fong for Happy Hour. The Elephant Parade has landed! Let’s paint a brighter future for the Asian elephant! Have fun and be part of it.”
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. 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.