Saturday, June 18, 2011

"Tembo, Mother of Elephants"


This sculpture of an elephant family is located in the courtyard of Commerce Court in the heart of the financial district but doesn't seem out of place as the mother appears to be leading the babies to a very large fountain and pool that occupies the centre of the courtyard. By artist Derrick Stephan Hudson the bronze pieces were installed in 2005 and are quite large with mother being over 9' tall!

12 comments:

LĂșcia said...

I think it's a very good place for the sculpture of the elephant family, people can stop for a few seconds and smile in the middle of their busy day.

Leif Hagen said...

What a great elephant family sculpture! You could have posed with them - are you camera shy?

Jack said...

I love them. They look like they belong.

I checked my image and you are right . . . it was a chipmunk. I didn't even see it.

Kay L. Davies said...

She's beautiful. The babies look disproportionately small, but maybe it is the angle.
Nevertheless, a lovely sight, and how wonderful to brighten up a place called Commerce Court. LOL
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Birdman said...

This is a cool one.

Regina K said...

Elephants are one of my favorite animals. I love the babies...

Randy said...

That is so cute with the babies behind her.

Mo said...

Love the wee ones following behind

Valladolid Daily Photo said...

Funny!!

Sharon said...

Gorgeous sculptures! I love them.

EG Wow said...

Cool. I've never seen these. I guess I'm never in the financial district. lol

JM said...

The elephants are wonderful but I wonder why the babies are smaller than they really are even after being born, compared to the size of the mother, of course.