An Elephant project 2013

January 03, 2013

Elephant/Xiàng/Olifant Project

The Elephant/Xiàng/Olifant Project, a multi-genre artist movement, aims to highlight the complexity of a global catastrophe (loss of the elephants) into the simple and direct call to save the diminishing African Elephant population.  Without the demand for ivory, the supply (elephants) may have the opportunity to survive and thrive as a species.  In its first incarnation, the Elephant/Xiàng/Olifant Project has asked a number of highly esteemed artists to donate art for an auction and party to raise money and awareness for  Save the Elephants, a non-profit organization in Kenya, whose mission is:  “To secure the future for elephants and sustain the beauty and ecological integrity of the places they live, to Promote mans delights in their intelligences and the diversity of their world, and to develop a tolerant relationship between the two species”

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This Project is a goal for 2013.  We are in the beginning stages of putting this together. Hopefully it is the start of many projects that bring artists to the aid of the elephants. If you want to contribute your time, research, ideas, space, art etc.. please contact me at annie@annievought.com

(this is a picture of me in Africa last year)

Other Organizations we support: The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

This holiday season I gave my loved ones the gift of fostering an orphaned baby elephant from The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. I was actually surprised by how excited and touched people were by the gift. Check out their website if you can, they video the recuse of the babies. Keep tissues near by. And if you ever make it to Kenya you can visit the elephant you foster.

Reading:

National Geographic magazine Blood Ivory report

New York Times Ivory article

EIA Blood Ivory report

 

 

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