Tuesday, March 24, 2009
I happened upon this sculpture and wondered why the elephant was carrying on so. The explanation is provided by the object in the foreground. At first glance, the object appears to be droppings. This apprehension is incorrect and misleads the mind toward low comedy, to the detriment of the elephant's reputation. A closer look reveals that the object is actually the statue of a mouse. Therefore, this tableau is merely the portrayal of the well-worn myth that the mighty elephant is terrified of the lowly mouse.