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LOVE THROWN TO THE SEA

$1200

THE TEAR COLLECTOR

$1600

WILD EXHIBITION WELLINGTON

'Wild' was an exhibition I organised in Wellington at the Academy of Fine Arts in 2010. Four artists participated with the subject being 'wild'. I decided my works would be based on the 'wild' things humans have done to elephants throughout history. These included stories such as Thomas Edison electrocuting an elephant, the public hanging of Mary, giving an elephant massive amounts of LSD, locking an elephant in a small stable for 27 years, chaining the body of an elephant to make money, the list goes on. In order to fully understand my subject, I spent over 6 months researching elephants. Below are some of the stories plus you can discover others in the wildlife section of this site.

MERRICK'S TURNING POINT

29 YRS FOR ZIGGY

MERRICK'S INNER PEACE

ELEPHANT'S TEETH

In my research I discovered that elephant's teeth work like a conveyor belt. They lose many sets of teeth in their lifetime. I read a few stories about how the elephant grabs the person who is riding them and smashes their head open like a pumpkin. It occurred to me that the person was most likely irritating the sore tooth with their bull hook.

GLASS

TUSKO (NED)

The most chained elephant in the world