Emily Stone Copper Elephant Sculptures LeedsCastle

Emily Stone Copper Elephant Sculptures at LeedsCastle

Ah, my elephant. This was a learning piece, back in 2001, my first exploration into creating a large animal sculpture. I knew that I didn’t want to simply make a copper replica of an elephant; I wanted to show those parts of the animal that really matter, the parts that define him. Hence, the brooding irresistible power of the brow; the infinite possibilities of the trunk, the brutal prongs of tusks; but also the bulk, the high spine-ridged back like an outhouse roof. The absurd fly-swish tail, which is bigger than you might think. The enormous ears. Especially, the wonderful sandbag feet, bearing all that weight aloft, and framed by such toenails. How can anyone not love an elephant’s toenails?
200cm long, 170cm tall; £9,425.

The calf, playfully clutching a small leafy branch, 160cm long, 105cm tall, 105 cm wide (needs space – those ears project). £5,425.