The Luck Elephant

The Luck ElephantA few years ago I made a sculpture of an elephant that I was trying to sell at Homegrown in Decatur, GA (A really cool local artist gallery and retail market). Well I made it with the trunk hanging straight down. It was then I learned that it’s considered lucky for an elephant to be depicted with its trunk in the air. That piece hung on that wall for months. So I decided to take it home and change the trunk. It sold just a couple of weeks after that. Lucky, huh? So of course my drawing of the luck elephant has it's trunk up. But I wanted to add a texture that would illustrate the treacherous nature of luck. The elephants skin was inspired a a type of sea coral and I added the fire to add a sense of luck smoldering under the surface almost unattainable. Click here to shop!