Most of the elephant art I’ve encountered has been in Asia where elephants have been part of daily life for eons.
A carved elephant at U Bien Temple in Bagan, Myanmar.
Painting of Erawan, the Three-Headed Elephant, bought outside a temple in Bagan, Myanmar.
‘Turning Weapons into Art’ exhibit in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
An elephant head fronts an elephant body topiary in Cambodia.
In BACC, the touristy ‘shops’ have genuinely unique arts and crafts from Thailand, like this great t-shirt! Plus there are spaces for artists to work on various projects such as silk-screening, jewelry making and more. (Bangkok Art & Culture Centre, Bangkok, Thailand.)Mossy stone elephant at the Singapore Zoo.
An antique car with an elephant hood ornament belonging to the King of Thailand. A carved wooden elephant in Udaipur, India.
A mural of two elephants fighting in Bundi Fort in India.Close-up of the eye of the tiger, ummm elephant… (The Elephant Festival in Jaipur, India).
For some reason the only elephants I saw in Europe tended to be pink. (Inside one of the great bars in Brussels, the Delirium Tremens Café, where pink elephants abound.)
More of Jennifer Nichole Wells’ One Word Challenge: Elephant.