This elephant family has been completed in clay at life size. The bull will be almost 12' tall! Shown here is the miniature proposal, which was then be enlarged to maquette size (1/7th life size) and then finally to full life size. Each size requires full detail in clay.
The new bronze sculptures will replace an existing fiberglass sculpture that has been at the entrance to the zoo for years. The original sculpture was designed for temporary display only. Over the years, the material began to fail and the decision was made to replace it with timeless bronze.
The island will feature five elephants and five lions. The challenge will be to meld the interaction of the two species at the waterhole, and still invite those of all ages to relate to the animals. There will be elements of strength and playfulness, along with tender exchanges between mothers and babies.
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