Part of the CoExistence environmental movement
The majestic elephants, crafted as part of the CoExistence environmental art campaign, have been making waves in the world of art and conservation since their launch in May 2021. Elephant Family, the driving force behind this environmental movement, created 110 life-sized elephant sculptures that travelled through London’s royal parks throughout the summer of 2021.
The outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic initially delayed the plans for this migration campaign, and the artwork was temporarily stored in a barn on the Cotswolds farm of Ruth Ganesh, the principal trustee of Elephant Family. Despite the setback, the then Duchess of Cornwall devised a brilliant idea to support the cause by establishing an elephant adoption agency that placed sculptures with her elephant-loving friends for the winter.
As a result, a family of four elephants found a new home at Highgrove Gardens in 2020, before the campaign officially launched in the summer of 2021. With their intricate designs and vibrant colours, these magnificent sculptures serve as a powerful symbol of the need for conservation efforts to protect these gentle giants and their habitat.