The Elephant in the room print
Colour print on 140gsm 100% recycled Ecostar matt paper. (Frame not included)
"Elephants have such a positive symbolic meaning all over the world and are considered a symbol of good luck, power, success, wisdom and experience. Because elephants are highly social animals as well, they are also considered to be a symbol of loyalty, companionship and unity.
In 2016, when my sister was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes, I auctioned off the original artwork to raise money for diabetic research to give a little hope for our family.
Her diagnosis was a huge shock to our family, we never in a million years expected two out of the three kids in our family to be diagnosed with T1D. And being in such denial we were willing to accept and talk about all other scenarios except for addressing, “The Elephant in the room”.
For me this elephant symbolises so much more now. it not only encompasses all the positive associations that an elephant represents, but now it also symbolises hope, and is a reminder to be brave enough to talk about the things that are hard to address.
I really want to encourage people to talk about their Elephant in the room too, because getting things off your chest is so important and in doing so you never know who else you will be helping."