The warmth of an elephant mother and child captured in monochrome
With my interest in elephants, I was pleased to see elephant art at Brookgreen Gardens, Murrells Inlet.
“Trumpeting Elephant” by Alexander Phimister Proctor is an elephant striding forward, head raised trumpeting.
“Elephant” by Paul Troubetzkoy is an elephant without tusks standing quietly, one forefoot behind the other, back humped and trunk lowered.
The water feature at BAPS Temple in Atlanta, Georgia is decorated with a row of elephant sculptures.
In India the elephant is a symbol for power, dignity, intelligence and peace. Elephants in Hinduism and the Indian Culture are a symbol of intellectual strength, and sturdy earthy mental strength. Elephants, in general, symbolize the qualities of wisdom, strength, courage, longevity, patience, honor, and stature.
An elephant figure in clay at Darbargadh Poshina. More about votive elephants and horses in Poshina in later posts.
Clay elephants made in Poshina ….
A head of an elephant sculpted out of stone at Darbargadh Poshina
Due to my interest in elephant pieces, I look for unusual items during my travels. Darbargadh Poshina didn’t disappoint with several unique elephants in stone.
Facing a majestic elephant at the Chinese Lantern Festival
Lanterns make up a colorful elephant-themed fountain at the Chinese Lantern Festival in Belmont, North Carolina
A pair of Chinese elephant lanterns glowing in the dark
The spots on this elephant make it unique when compared to other ones in India
A portrait of an Indian elephant captured in Thekkady, Kerala
It was surprising to see an elephant sculpture on a historical building in Ulm, Germany