Created from woven recycled tires, the 9-foot tall and 1.3-ton elephant sculpture is touring Bozeman as part of its 2010 North American Tour. South African artist Andries Botha has sculpted the mammoth creature, dubbed as Nomkhubulwane (Project Nomkoo), with the aim to encourage similar environmental projects across the world. The sculpture will be standing in the front plaza of the Bozeman Public Library from August 5 through September 15.
Botha has created numerous life-size elephant sculptures from recycled tires, wood, cider casks and Leadwood, for exhibitions worldwide. He has been a human rights activist and has founded Human Elephant Foundation (HEF). Botha says…
The world requires massive collaboration to shift our human consciousness into a more sustainable relationship with the earth. The elephant is strong, enormously powerful yet hugely vulnerable in its relationship to humans. It offers a poignant and timely metaphor to contemplate issues of coexistence and how we must now live.