A2= 23.4 x 16.5 inch | 594 x 420 mm (Total print size including white border)
A1= 33.1 x 23.4 inch | 841 x 594 mm (Total print size including white border)
Limited edition Giclée print printed on Entrada Rag Bright 300gsm, 100% acid free, 100% cotton rag paper
Contemporary Photography, Wildlife, Happy Art
Rushing through the big city can feel a bit like pulling a bit of weight during peak hour and honestly, Mwashoti has had enough. Off he goes on foot, because it's faster after all – zipping through the streets and alleyways, past the gridlock of the daily grind, and there he goes! A small boy on his way to make his mark on the world.
In the form of a monumental sculpture, Gillie and Marc have brought the lives of elephants to the forefront of peoples minds at Marble Arch in London. The biggest elephant sculpture in the world, ‘The Orphans’ comments on the thousands of calves which are orphaned every day because of the selfish actions of humans. In the sculpture, 20 orphaned elephant calves are running towards a mother, representing the mother that all the babies have lost.
To coincide with the public sculpture, the artists have transformed each of the 20 baby elephants into a beautiful print. The prints will be exhibited to give the public another look at the beautiful elephant calves, to help them to fall in love with them, and to remind them of what could be lost if we don’t work together to save them. This exhibition along with the sculpture will be the most important exhibition for elephant conservation in the world.
The individual calves are named and based off a real orphaned elephant from the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, an elephant orphanage in Kenya, which Gillie and Marc visited on a trip in 2018. The artists wanted to show the real stories and personalities of the lives left behind and to inspire the desire to do more. Therefore, each of the real calves in Kenya is available for the public to adopt. By going to the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust website, the public can play an active role in the daily care and overall survival of the calf.
A limited edition giclée print is the perfect solution especially if you missed out on one of Gillie and Marc’s original paintings. Limited edition giclée prints are produced on Entrada Rag Bright 300gsm, 100% acid free, 100% cotton rag paper, with a 40mm white border. The print will be wrapped in tissue before being rolled into a rigid poster tube. All prints are signed and editioned by the artists. A signed authenticity certificate is included and the print has an embossed Gillie and Marc logo in the corner. Giclée prints are virtually indistinguishable from originals and widely accepted & endorsed by fine art experts.
Please note: Buying online is for unframed prints only. Framed prints cost $300 extra. For framed prints please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Your print is very delicate. Please keep your print protected until it is framed to avoid damage. Gillie and Marc can frame your print for you, however if you have opted to receive your print in a tube, we recommend this to be opened by a professional framer as it is fragile and difficult to re-roll.
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