Elephant name: Gardnerfante
Artist: Victor Hugo Marques
Parade: Floripa 2015 / Traveling Herd Europe
Inspiration: "The project is based on the Theory of Multiple Intelligences of Psychologist Howard Gardner. This theory takes into account the various abilities of a human being, not only the logical-mathematical knowledge, proposing a more humane and individualized education. In this project, two intelligences are highlighted, the Space, which includes the ability for artistic creation (being an art project); and the Naturalist, which deals with empathy with nature (represented by flowers and the object’s format itself). But the elephant is adorned with symbols of all Multiple Intelligences, demonstrating that the world needs integrated human beings, each with its potential, striving for a better life for all."
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.