Public Art

Reaching Elephant

By Kent Ulberg
Category: Sculpture


This nineteen-foot-tall sculpture of an African elephant rearing up was installed beneath a honey locust tree trimmed to resemble an acacia (a tree native to the African Savannah), so that it seems to be reaching for a branch. Many details were painstakingly included, such as the intricate wrinkles on the hide and the chipped tusk.

Dimensions: 19′
Year Completed: 2010
Material: Bronze
Owner: City of St. Louis

*Photo Courtesy of Forest Park Forever.

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