Worcester's Big Parade, 2021.
I was commissioned to create the first large elephant and small Ele-baby sculptures for the Worcester Big Parade trail. Elephant Calf sculptures accompanied the full-sized (giant!) elephants, exhibited in clusters within Crowngate Shopping Centre and selected shops within the city.
Inspired by the Indian festival of colour called ‘Holi’ which is on Monday 9 March. Holi heralds the arrival of spring after winter. It signifies the victory of good over evil and is celebrated as a day of spreading happiness and love.
People play with vibrant coloured powder on the day. The elephant has a metallic gold base layer and and is made up of 30 layers of spray paint splatter. If you look closely, you’ll see hundreds and thousands of coloured dots all over.
Location: Worcesters Big Parade Sho
Materials - Fiberglass sculpture. spray paint, metallic, silver ink.
Charity: St Richards Hospice
Related hashtags: #WorcsBigParade