Dana Point: Elephant sculptures are silly, sweet--and sobering
Thirty baby elephant sculptures--one decorated like a Ferrari, another covered in hearts--will make you smile, but their mission in coming to Dana Point is serious: to raise awareness about the endangered Asian elephant. The sculptures -- actual size of a baby, 4 feet high and 6 feet long -- go on display Aug. 24 and 25 at Doheny State Beach before they scatter to different parts of the seaside town, reminders of animals half a world away that need our help. The exhibition ends Nov. 17. Here are some pieces from past and present shows.
-- Mary Forgione
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The American Traveler will be one of the 30 elephants on display at Dana Point starting Aug. 24. The sculptures will be auctioned off at the end of the show, with proceeds going to the Asian Elephant Foundation.