Elephants hold significant meaning in many cultures and symbols of these majestic creatures have been depicted in mythology and religion for thousands of years
Elephants are gentle giants, who show great care toward their herd, offspring and elders. They are generally calm and mellow creatures, unless their young or herd is threatened. The elephant is very slow to anger and is, therefore, a calming, stable and patient symbol. In its huge physical form, the elephant could do a lot of damage if it wanted to but it isn’t in their nature to be destructive. This makes the elephant symbol so powerful and admirable, as even though they have the power to dominate, they choose to lead a calm and harmonious existence.
With this artwork Piele wants to express sensitivity, wisdom, stability, loyalty, intelligence, peace, reliability and determination, which are all seen in the animal’s nature when observed in the wild. He wants to emphases the sense of responsibility, determination and loyalty.