Tiny Elephant

by Sophie de la Mancha

This Tiny Elephant was born atop a carpenter’s pencil. Somewhat morbidly, the graphite shadow he casts reminds me of the scorched wall shadows of the people obliterated during the Hiroshima bombing.

But then, this Tiny Elephant is meant to be depressing. Because this is about man’s senseless killing of elephants.

So that’s just a bit of Tiny Depression for you. (Hint: Turning Tiny Depression into Big Action is the best way to deal with life.)

The above Tiny Creature is The Last Elephant by (the very wonderful) artist Diem Chau. This work, and others, are currently being exhibited at the Galleria Patricia Armocida in Milan.