23 Oct '16, 10pm

Dead elephant sculpture vividly captures the horrors of poaching

Dead elephant sculpture vividly captures the horrors of poaching

If you didn’t know any better, you might think that this elephant was shot, had its tusks ripped ruthlessly from its skull, and left for dead in a forest. But we all know that elephants don’t roam the forests of Europe. Despite its lifelike and life-sized appearance, this fallen elephant is actually a sculpture crafted from wood by artist Kevin van Braak . The emotionally charged artwork was made for the 5th edition of the international sculpture festival Lustwarande in Tilburg, Netherlands, and speaks to the horrors of elephant poaching and the risk of the species' extinction.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/dead-elephant-sculpture-vividly-capt...

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