“The idea behind Ellie O’Phant was to create an image that was totally unique to Ireland and also to rekindle some nostalgia for our irish culture. The first image was the telephone box and the second was the irish post box both set in a rural irish scene. When first introduced, the phone box and post box were the means of communication in irish society and first links with the outside world. The box is now nearly extinct in Ireland and I wanted to revive its image and give it life again. Ellie will hopefully connect with the hearts of the irish people, help raise awareness and support for Elephant conservation.” Orla Walsh
What was this about …PAINTING A BRIGHTER FUTURE!
Elephant Parade® is a social enterprise and runs the world’s largest art exhibition of decorated elephant statues. Created by artists and celebrities, each Elephant Parade statue is a unique art piece. The life-size, baby elephant statues are exhibited in international cities and raise awareness for the need of elephant conservation.
Limited edition, handcrafted replicas and a select range of products are created from the exhibition elephants. 20% of Elephant Parade net profits are donated to elephant welfare and conservation projects. Available to buy in Carraig Donn Stores Ireland