Friday, December 4, 2009

Killing Mary the Elephant

I'm copying this from my own blog, trying to support the Journey groups.
Anyone know why/how did our first blog die, please let me know.
I hope this one will be different. Truly!

I made this pot after reading the horror story of why and how Mary got hanged, after she stepped on her keeper's head. Before that, she was a big star full of talents in a circus almost a century ago. The black humor was that the chain actually broke.
I fantasize Mary just wouldn't die, even they try to execute her in different ways.
The second chain didn't break, but the crane came down ... ... ...
No gun is big enough .. .. ..
Electrocution! Not enough voltage to tickle ... ... ...
She simple would not touch poisoned food ..... ..... .....
My fantasy ended with her slow death of sadness, missing all the attention from her audiences, losing the special love from her owner.
This is a very strange image which stuck in my mind for a long time.

1 comment:

  1. I can see why that picture had such a strong effect on you - what a powerful image! It's strange what can influence our work. It's interesting that you ended up with a very gentle looking, happy elephant after looking at what seems to me to be such a gruesome, violent image. It's good to be able to find something good from a negative.


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