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The new work of art by Laurence Jenkell:

Sculpture Jelly Wrap

 

 

 

I chose the elephant because it symbolizes strength. The pressure and the act of torsion that I applied to its body expresses a radical gesture of refusal of what the animal world is going through today.

Not only do I revolt against the famine faced by animals in some countries, and even in some communities, but also more generally against the abuse they suffer (abuse, violence, poaching, etc.).

As an artist, I consider it my duty to denounce this critical situation: 300,000 elephants are killed every year in Africa, of which 50,000 are slaughtered each year for their tusks.

Through this work I also address the problem of the environment and global warming that affects water resources. With my Wrapping Elephant I have taken a position for the animal cause. Unlike poachers, I artistically mistreated the elephant, twisting its stomach to shock public opinion and raise awareness.

I chose to create my subject in a noble material for the Elephant King, the bronze polybrillant that adds strength to my twist and magnifies the work as a jewel thus referring to the illegal trade of the tusks of the animal used to make ivory jewelry.

Laurence Jenkell, contemporary sculptor - Sculpture Jelly made of polybrilliant aluminum

Jelly Wrap
Polybrilliant Aluminium
270 x 255 x 108 cm
Jenkell
2017