|Dimensions:||Width, Depth and Height variable|
|Media:||Mild Steel, recycled oak cider barrels, wax, sound and light components|
Part of group exhibition: “L’Homme est un Mystère 3” arranged and sponsored by the l’ODDC (www.oddc22.com).
Production of elephant took place at the Abbaye de Bon Repos in Saint-Gelven, Bretagne, France, with the support of the Association des Compagnons de l’abbaye Bon-Repos
Exibition Dates: 15 November 2008 to 25 January 2009
Location: Station Vaste Monde – Saint-Brieuc
Photograph Credit: Jimmy James
Thanking the staff of the ODDC and the Abbaye de Bon-Repos, the volunteers and community of Saint-Gelven and Jimmy James (sound and light).
The ‘Wounded Elephant’ piece invites an arena of contemplation. The awkwardness and pathos of the fallen elephant creates the context where fragility, co-existence and our fragile humanity are juxtaposed. The monumental slumbering masculine fragment proposes an additional historical framework with poetic as well as didactic references. Intelligence, judgement and values are subjected to scrutiny. The installation invites the viewer, as the final interpreter of the juxtaposed elements, to complete the work and to script themselves as a protagonist in life’s perpetuating human drama, recognising that it is individual intelligence that catalyses our greater and lesser decisions