Tuesday, December 11, 2012

circle of life

I few weeks ago I told you about my visit to the Gaia Zoo. Now I want to show you a beautiful sculpure they own. The artist Roger Geraerdts made it. About two years ago you could see the "Elephants Parade" in the city Heerlen. The Elephants Parade is the world's largest open air exhibition of decorated elephant statues that seeks to attract public awareness and support for Asian elephant conservation. As an artist you get a grey elephant statue and you can do with it as you like. The wonderful thing about this sculpture is that you really have to look twice and then you'll see what's going on...He build a lion out of wood and iron around the elephant. I just think it's great. And apparently more people thought that so the Zoo ordered a baby sculpture.


  1. Hi Celine! The sculpture is great, and remind me a lot of the drawing in "The little Prince", where a snake has swallowed an elephant

  2. What a great idea to have these beautiful sculptures rather than taxidermied ones! Have a great week, Celine.

  3. ich mag den verkleideten elefanten!
    lieben gruß an dich von mano

  4. Oh, great idea Elephants Parade!!! :)
    thanks for showing this to all of us!!!!!!!!!!!
    have a nice day Cèline!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Bijzonder! Ook zo'n kleintje erbij :-) Dat lijkt me wel wat zo'n olifanten parade.


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