The Orphans (Bronze Sculpture)
The Orphans (Bronze Sculpture)
The Orphans (Bronze Sculpture)
The Orphans (Bronze Sculpture)
The Orphans (Bronze Sculpture)
The Orphans (Bronze Sculpture)
The Orphans (Bronze Sculpture)
The Orphans (Bronze Sculpture)
The Orphans (Bronze Sculpture)
The Orphans (Bronze Sculpture)
The Orphans (Bronze Sculpture)
The Orphans (Bronze Sculpture)
The Orphans (Bronze Sculpture)
The Orphans (Bronze Sculpture)
The Orphans (Bronze Sculpture)
The Orphans (Bronze Sculpture)
The Orphans (Bronze Sculpture)
The Orphans (Bronze Sculpture)
The Orphans (Bronze Sculpture)

The Orphans (Bronze Sculpture)

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Dimensions
Life size

Medium
Bronze  

Style
Contemporary Sculpture, Wildlife, Activist Art

Edition Number
/3

Description
The Orphans is a sculpture exhibit featuring 
21 life-size bronze elephants, a mother and 20 orphaned elephants, each orphan symbolises a real elephant currently in the care of the SWT, displayed in the centre of Marble Arch, London from 4th December 2019, for one year. Created by internationally acclaimed artists Gillie and Marc, the sculpture aims to raise funds and awareness for this next generation of elephants who will grow up into the healthy and supported elephants of tomorrow thanks to the SWT. 

From Kenya to the heart of London, our sculpture ‘herd’ arrived in London on 4th December, where they will reside for the next 12 months. You can come and meet the 21 life-size bronze elephants and get to know the real-life orphans that have inspired the twenty orphans, who stand around a central mother figure. Each sculpture includes the name of the orphan they symbolise and an interactive information board, enabling you to read the unique rescue story of each elephant and directly support their rehabilitation journey. To help create awareness of our work in the rescue and rehabilitation of orphaned elephants, so that we can save more lives, we encourage you to take photos when you visit and to share these on your social media accounts using the hashtag #ElephantsOfTomorrow

 

This is a sculpture that represents more than orphaned calves. This is a yearlong celebration of hope and strength for the generation who will grow up into the healthy and supported elephants of tomorrow thanks to the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. The future of their species in the wild relies on this young generation being strong. Strength we can all help to provide. Because by December next year, when this sculpture leaves London, they’ll have only 19 years left to defy the odds with another generation to follow. This is a sculpture for positive change. One we won’t let become a memorial.

Click here to read more about The Elephants of Tomorrow

Click here to learn more about The Orphans

Artwork Features
Gillie and Marc love working in bronze for many reasons. Bronze is a very hardy material and will last forever. As experts in coloring bronze, Gillie and Marc enjoy experimenting with their sculptures, adding a splash of color to brighten the work, making it even more unique. > Read more 

For every purchase of a bronze sculpture you will receive a certificate of authenticity, titled, signed, dated and editioned by the artists.

Care Instructions
Bronze is very easy to clean, allowing you to enjoy your precious sculpture with minimal upkeep. > Read more

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