In the Eye of the Beholder by Kristian Vodder Svensson- Elephant Parade
IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER
by Kristian Vodder Svensson
“The creation of this elephant is an image of life seen through the eye of an elephant. A life, which in many aspects, is affected by humans and human activity. The painting illustrates the way humankind continuously is taking up the elephants’ territories creating an imbalance and unequal relationship between humans and elephants. This dilemma is illustrated, both through images of elephants being mistreated, enslaved and used as tourist entertainment, as well as through positive images of elephants living happily in a natural environment given back to them by people trying to bring back a life balance between humans, animals and nature.
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. Life-size statues are exhibited in cities around the world and raise awareness and funds for elephant conservation. Experts say the Asian Elephant could become extinct in 30 years!
Numbered limited edition, hand-painted replicas are created from the exhibition elephants and 20% of Elephant Parade net profits are donated to elephant welfare and conservation projects.
Each elephant is gift boxed and has a hologram of authenticity and a certificate listing the artist, series, production number, year, and parade city. They are hand-painted at the Elephant Parade studio in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Rigorous quality control procedures maintain high standards of quality, but please bear in mind that due to their hand-painted nature, there will always be minor variances and imperfections.
Please allow approx 1 week for despatch plus your chosen delivery method (subject to stock)