Three Elephants Commission by Andries Botha

ARTIST: Andries Botha
TITLE: Three Elephants
DATE: 2010
MEDIA: Galvanised mild steel, stainless steel mesh, rock


The elephants are emerging out of an island in the middle of a freeway.

Method of Construction: Galvanized mild steel armature cladded with stainless steel mesh and tacked with bronze from the local quarry. It takes its construction principle from gabians (see visual).

In the week of 8 February 2010 the ANC put a halt to the finalisation of the artwork. It has been claimed that the elephants are an IFP (Inkatha Freedom Party) symbol. The artwork was two weeks from completion.