#68 Taxi Elephant. This beautiful glossy sophisticated elephant was created by Benjamin Shine. Artist's Inspiration: "Taxi Elephant aims to celebrate Elephant Parade in London through the idea of the elephant blending into the city's familiar scenery - taking on the appearance of the iconic London black cab."
Elephants at Bank tube - Cosmos, and #74 Elephant Race (Against Time). Elephant Race (Against Time) was created by Caio Locke. Artist's Inspiration: "The relationship between nature and civilisation is a constant theme in my work. In this campaign, I focus on the extent to which human activity impacts upon the survival of the Asian elephant. My cars are inspired by Cuba."
#106 Cosmos, created by Ewelina Kawarska. Artist's Inspiration: "My inspiration was the 'Domain Names for a Domain' campaign by web hosting company Easyspace to help save the Asian elephant. I wanted 'Cosmos' to highlight both the global nature of modern communication and the scale of the elephant's plight."
St Paul's statue is beautiful and shimmers in the sun.
Some interesting facts and figures:
- Each elephant sculpture is made from fibreglass, with a sturdy steel structure within the legs, and weighs approximately 70kg.
- Standing elephant dimensions (without plinth): 148 cm (H) x 165 cm (L) x 75 cm (W)
- Sitting elephant dimensions (without plinth): 145 cm (H) x 180 cm (L) x 120 cm (W)