It's not everyday you get to shoot an elephant...

Just as well it's a sculpture and not the real thing.

Yet again, I forgot to get the artisit's details.

Thanks to Paul, here are the Artist details -

Bharti Kher - United Kingdom/India b 1969

The skins speaks a language not its own 2006 - Fibreglass, bindi

Taken during the GoMA Flickr Meet, 3rd March 2007.

View all photos taken: Saturday, 3rd March 2007, This photo: 2:42pm

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Comments

  • ferrous said:
    i mised this one! where was it? maybe it was when i was wondering around in the jackie chan exhibit ..

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    Seen on your photo stream. (?)
  • ChunukBair said:
    This one was on the second floor, up the escalators, at the older Queensland Art Gallery.

    Artist details -
    Bharti Kher - United Kingdom/India b 1969
    The skins speaks a language not its own 2006 - Fibreglass, bindi
  • Lalalian said:
    I love this one.

    Last time I went to QAG I got a shot from almost the same angle.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks again Paul!

    Well if you're going to shoot an elephant Lara, you might as well look it in the eye.
  • traceyisanozzy said:
    Oh I thought that was real from the thumbnail lol....great shot! :-D
  • David de Groot said:
    It's an incredibly well done piece of work, really looks exactly like a dead elephant would look minus the flies. I wish I'd found the full artist writeup as I can only guess that it's a statement about ivory hunting or somesuch (and I could be really wrong there).
  • traceyisanozzy said:
    Not to worry, it's just superb and you caught it well! :-)
  • Lalalian said:
    Just had a quick look around and the artist is Bharti Kher".

    This piece is called The Skin Speaks a Language Not Its Own
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Lara :) Paul managed to get the artist name and title, but I didn't think to google that ;)
  • photo by Alison said:
    this is amazing!
  • David de Groot said:
    Indeed it is :)
  • benefit of hindsight said:
    I'm glad it's a sculpture (and not the real) thing but I find it a bit sad somehow.
  • photo by Alison said:
    yeh, me too.... it's not how they are meant to look....

    Elephants are meant to be tall and magnificent!
  • David de Groot said:
    It's definitely a poignant piece, for sure.
  • initsownway1701 said:
    That is incredibly sad somehow, I agree. But very beautiful exactly because of that. I like it!
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks, if you're ever in Brisbane (Australia) it's worth going to GoMA for this and other interesting artwork.