Elephant name: Psycho Elephant Antropofágico Tropical
Artist: Fernando Guimaraes
Parade: Floripa 2015 / Traveling Herd Europe
Inspiration: "Psychedelic - I want people to reflect on each picture I drew: ancient symbols of various ethnic groups and nations worldwide, not to mention the symbols of Brazilian indigenous groups. It has even pop symbols that were used in the psychedelic generation of the 60s and my faces - Anthropophagy – as I am an artist from the 90s generation, drank a lot in the sources of the first phase of globalization, which still delights me today, because the world is very large in history of its culture. So all that I see and enchants me I take on, convert it into a pictorial motif (hence Anthropophagy in my life). I have always new inspiration, with figurative vocation always, but free to change the theme if tired of it. Tropical - I often use pure and strong colors in my work, plenty of yellow, orange, blues and greens. Sometimes my inspiration comes from my pottery, sometimes from painting. I mix everything and comes a bit of what you are seeing here."
All Elephant Parade replicas are carefully handcrafted in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Due to its handcrafted nature each piece is unique and might vary slightly in design.