Moving an Elephant
Two different methods of moving a large
The weight was not a problem, it is the
physical size. Trees with branches hanging
over the lane meant a long detour to get the
sculpture to the required location.
Strangely it's final home was only a few miles
away from the place of creation. Those few
miles were through narrow Devon lanes, which
after much debate it was elected to amputate
the elephants legs. (The other option being to
cut down a few trees, which would have left a
trail leading to its final location)
The body was then carried by four stout
hearted semi volunteers the few yards to the
required resting place.
A word of warning here, never ever cut an
elephants legs off. They don't like it and they
are sods to get back on!
Text and pictures copyright of Edward Netley 2004