As part of The Painted Peacock Project. 20% of all works sold goes to KidsCan here in NZ and also back to Badi Primary School who we worked with in India.
The elephant is a symbol for power, dignity, intelligence and peace. There are several lessons we can learn from the elephant and these too are used as its symbol: strength, wisdom, solitude, strong sense of loyalty to the family and intelligence.
In Rajasthan, India you will always see houses and temples adorned with the Elephant which represents ‘Good Luck’, you will also always find the Elephant alongside the Camel which represent ‘Love’ and the Horse which represents ‘Power’.
I make the original form in modelling clay here in my Auckland Studio, and then I make a mould of this.