Megan Shave
Megan Shave campaign leader

Andries Botha

Famous South African artist, Botha made a harrowing and beautiful artwork entitled “Wounded Elephant”. This artwork really captures the horror of elephant poaching in a very interesting and captivation away. Here is what Botha said about the artwork,
"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"

check out thw work for yourself, http://andriesbotha.net/artwork/2006-2010/wounded-elephant

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