The Journey by Mirjam Binggeli - Elephant Parade
Elephant name: The Journey
Artist: Mirjam Binggeli
Parade: Swiss Tour 2020
Two worlds – connected by history – united by one goal
The Journey is the flagship of the Swiss Tour and symbolizes how the Knie Family brought the first elephants to Switzerland in 1920. Traditional silhouette patterns run across all sides of the elephant describing their way from Asia to Switzerland. The Journey is a playful elephant. It’s an elephant that connects not only past and future, but also two opposing worlds that work together to protect the species.
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)