Elephant parade Tree of Life
Elephant name: Tree of Life
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,
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.
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.