Mother Elephant has been finished for a week or so. She is 14 inches long
and 6.25 inches tall (34 cm x 15.5 cm)
and about 12 ounces of wool from my sheep.
Her legs have no wires in them. They are needle felted very tightly.
Interesting Elephant facts:
The “breasts” of mother elephants are between their front legs.
They are similar to human breasts, not an udder.
Elephant herds consist of a Matriarch, her daughters and their calves.
Males/Bulls live in bachelor herds and join the female herds for breeding only.
These photos show the adolescent calf before I’ve added
the trunk, ears and natural gray skin layer.
The following photos are of the little one finished and the Mother and Calf Duo.
The commission is for three elephants. The third one will be
a new born elephant.
It will start to take shape tomorrow!
I have so much enjoyed working with this client to create
the elephant family trio. She allowed me to choose the poses.
After having studied elephant photos and videos,
I HAD to make two of them touching their trunks.
Elephants are so physically intimate with their herdmates. So caring.