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Elephant in the Room
Elephant in the Room
Elephant in the Room
Elephant in the Room
Elephant in the Room
Elephant in the Room

© the copyright holders. Photo credit: Queen Mary, University of London

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The sleeping baby elephant was made to raise awareness of and help with one's mental health. The elephant is the metaphorical idiom for problems no one wants to talk about, and the sleeping baby symbolises tranquillity and innocence. The material choice, cast bronze resin, is what encourages interaction between the public and the sculpture. Bronze resin allows the baby elephant to look more lifelike due to its realistic colouring.

Queen Mary, University of London





bronze resin


H 17 x W 20 x D 16 cm

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commissioned by Queen Mary University of London following a competition run by Queen Mary Students' Union.

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Queen Mary, University of London

Mile End Road, London, Greater London E1 4NS England

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