Some very wonderful and exciting news!
Mali, our 'Pink elephant' has been placed into it's (I like to conisder it) rightful home, the Queen Victoria market where it will reside till the end of September, after which all the elephants will be brought back to the zoo, to be auctioned off to raise funds for zoo conservation.
Mali in the city, is a melbourne zoo and melbourne city initiative, supported by sponsors and friend's of the Melbourne zoo, which involved the painting of 50 elephants by 50 differnet artists. Each fibre glass elephant is the same size as Baby Mali, the first elephant to be born in captivity in the Melbourne zoo, amd will be placed around the city in key locations in order to celebrate the zoo's 150th birthday!
Vess and I were lucky enough and so blessed to have been chosen by Queen Vic Market as the design for their elephant! It was a real joy and pleasure painting it, and even greater joy seeing so many visitors admire and appreciate it!
As you can see below!
It was so great to see so many Melbournians/people, admire and interact with the elephant, to see something unusual, or unique in the typical landscape, seemed to brighten up people's day.
Thinking back on it now, it's such a strange concept that there are probably hundredsd of people out there with pictures of our pink elephant on their phones, cameras, holiday albums, etc. ( And I wouldn't even know it!)
Check out below, even Vess' "the artist" took some family shots for people.
There's so much I want to share, but I think you guys appreciate photos more,
so more photos coming soon!