November 28, 2016
Chris Fraser's exhibition
'Whilst I appreciate the grandeur and symbolism of elephants I was mainly interested in exploring their potential to be included in quirky designs. Initially I was interested in the concept of decorated elephants from Indian festivals. I also worked from some photos that I took at Taro Elephant Safari Park in Bali last year. From there I moved on to working with more humorous images, adding further colour and patterning by having the elephants draped in blankets and sometimes wearing hats. My brightly coloured duck has featured in my artwork since the 80s and in this exhibition is a companion on the elephant’s daily journey.'