Baby Elephant – granite: 5x5x4 ft 3.00 tonnes. Location: photo at the plaza at Edinburgh Airport – now at the West End of Edinburgh. For Sale
Ronald Rae’s latest granite carvings of two endangered species a Baby Elephant and a Gorilla Family were exhibited for the first time on the plaza at Edinburgh Airport to welcome visitors to the Festival City from August till November 2015. To see a video of the sculptures being installed see Latest News on Video at right hand margin.
Ronald Rae said ” I am delighted to show these new works at Edinburgh Airport. I am particularly thrilled about the site for the Baby Elephant next to Africa on the world map on the plaza. It makes a powerful statement about the plight of elephants and all endangered species. What better place to think about these important conservation issues than at an airport which links us all.”
The Baby Elephant is carved from a three tonne boulder of pink Corrennie granite from Aberdeenshire. To see unique footage of the creation of the Baby Elephant go to the right margin at LATEST NEWS ON VIDEO scroll down to Ronald Rae returns to carving granite Parts One, Two, Three to its completion in Part Four.
The plaza links the East Terminal and the Tram Terminus. The tram goes to Edinburgh city centre with a stop at St Andrew Square where visitors can see another Ronald Rae endangered species – his 20 tonne Lion.