From the exhibition brochure:

ELEPHANTS are found in India and Southeast Asia - Elephas maximus (ENDANGERED according to the IUCN) - and in sub-Saharan Africa - Loxodonta africana (VULNERABLE according to the IUCN). The largest land mammal, they communicate by making sounds that range from low-frequency rumbles we are unable to hear, to high-pitched, high-volume trumpet calls. Dozens of elephants die each day in Africa—over 100/day during the first half of 2016— for their ivory.

Natalie Darmohraj Untitled Textile Design: Wool, mohair, 32 x 44 in. I learned from IFAW that many who buy ivory do not know the animal has to die in order for this commodity to be harvested. The stitch patterning and visual aspects of this piece reflect the complex social lives of elephants, which is in my view far more valuable than a piece of dead tooth.   

Natalie Darmohraj
Untitled
Textile Design: Wool, mohair, 32 x 44 in.

I learned from IFAW that many who buy ivory do not know the animal has to die in order for this commodity to be harvested. The stitch patterning and visual aspects of this piece reflect the complex social lives of elephants, which is in my view far more valuable than a piece of dead tooth. 

 

Andrew Freiband Preliminary Narrative Inquiry into Human-Elephant Relations in Uganda  - 2016 Video: 2-channel, 96 x 100 in. This work lays out a 'data set' of inquiry into the narrative and causative relationships between human beings living and working around Uganda's Murchison Falls National Park, and the rebounding elephant population there.  

Andrew Freiband
Preliminary Narrative Inquiry into Human-Elephant Relations in Uganda  - 2016
Video: 2-channel, 96 x 100 in.

This work lays out a 'data set' of inquiry into the narrative and causative relationships between human beings living and working around Uganda's Murchison Falls National Park, and the rebounding elephant population there.

 

Angela Gram Sumatran Elephant Painting: Oil on canvas, 40 x 48 in. This piece is informed by discussions with scientists and IFAW staff about Asian Elephant defense behavior and threat displays, as well as by scientific literature about habitat loss and the resulting fragmentation of increasingly isolated elephant populations on the island of Sumatra.   

Angela Gram
Sumatran Elephant
Painting: Oil on canvas, 40 x 48 in.

This piece is informed by discussions with scientists and IFAW staff about Asian Elephant defense behavior and threat displays, as well as by scientific literature about habitat loss and the resulting fragmentation of increasingly isolated elephant populations on the island of Sumatra. 

 

Traer Scott One Hundred and Four Photograph: Archival inkjet wall application, 45 in. wide An estimated one hundred and four African Elephants are slaughtered by ivory poachers every day in Africa. This piece is a visual representation of that data, a predictable pattern of death which combined with habitat loss, has lead the African Elephant population to a state of official vulnerability.   

Traer Scott
One Hundred and Four
Photograph: Archival inkjet wall application, 45 in. wide

An estimated one hundred and four African Elephants are slaughtered by ivory poachers every day in Africa. This piece is a visual representation of that data, a predictable pattern of death which combined with habitat loss, has lead the African Elephant population to a state of official vulnerability. 

 

To learn from the scientists who study endangered plants and animals, visit the website of the IUCN, International Union for the Conservation of Nature. 
http://www.iucn.org/theme/species/about/ssc-specialist-groups-and-red-list-authorities-directory

Graphic Elephant (banner) by Christina Ward

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