One of the joys of London life, is the public art. In recent years, in addition to the countless statues and monuments that punctuate the streetscape, there have been a number of high profile art “events”, most notably the Antony Gormley 4th Plinth Project in Trafalgar Square. Sometimes, the art or installation is to highlight a campaign, such as the massive tropical hardwood trees, also in Trafalgar Square, entitled “Ghost Forest”.
Currently, on any walk about town, you can’t fail to have noticed the colourful elephants. Their habitats are mostly the same as the hoards/herds of tourists to be found in the parks and squares of the West End. Most definitely preferable to pigeons, these polychromatic pachyderms are here to highlight the plight of the Indian Elephant. Each has been designed by a different artist or designer, including: Marc Quinn, Andrew Logan, fashion designers, Isaac Mizrahi and John Rocha, and interior designers, Nicky Haslam and Nina Campbell.
I stumbled on these ones, floating on their blue clouds across Green Park.