This next elephant named The Vanishing Lotus #73 was created by Bruno Cepollina. Artist's Inspiration: "Entitled "The Vanishing Lotus" my elephant is rooted in Asiatic influences, in particular, it's inspired by traditional Thai designs. Using oriental patterning as an inspiration, I draw a parallel between the lotus and the current menace the Asian Elephant is facing". This elephant was kindly sponsored by SalesForce.com.
This elephant named Baarsfant no2, #174 was created by Menno Baars. Artist's Inspiration: "I'm fascinated by the vulnerability of this tough animal, especially by its incapacity to resist against it. For the large elephant everything is uncertain." This elephant was kindly sponsored by SalesForce.com.
#63 elephant named In Your Trunk (Turn The Bass Up) was created by Ashwan. Artist's Inspiration: "Urban graphics, Asian and European patterns, lyrical (acoustic) patterns". This elephant was kindly sponsored by Bluewolf.
Looks like a work by Banksy! Here's #102, Tattoo - Born to be Wild, created by Gary Hodges.
Artist's Inspiration: "To add an element of surprise to my “celebration of wildlife”, I wanted the two sides of my elephant to have a very different feel to them, one side, bold and a little dark, and the other, lively and theatrical." This elephant is in aid of Born Free Foundation.
And finally for this evening, #112 - Tara, created by Mark Shand. Artist's Inspiration: "Tara’ is the Asian elephant who enchanted the charismatic travel writer Mark Shand, and inspired him to help set up the charity, Elephant Family - the official charity of Elephant Parade worldwide. Tara, which means star in Hindi, is affectionately credited as the original founder of Elephant Family, so it was only fitting that she had an elephant designed in her name. Tara now lives happily at Kipling Camp, India, enjoying the affection and attention of many delighted guests each year. The excerpt that appears on the sculpture is from Mark’s award winning novel, Travels on my Elephant, which documented Mark’s journey across India with Tara. It describes the moment Mark fell in love with Tara; perhaps mirroring the feelings of many of the people when they see the elephants across London and inspiring them to join us in saving this incredible animal from extinction."
This elephant was kindly sponsored by Mark Shand, which seems very appropriate! Goodnight, viewers. More another day.