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the Great Elephant is 12 meters high, weighs 45 tons, can carry 49 people on its back for a 45-minute promenade along the Loire River, and is powered by the motor from a city bus. But the not-in-Kansas-anymore part is that it trumpets, wags its tail, blinks its eyes, sprays people with water from its trunk, and has been known to pee on the sidewalk. The beast is but one of the Machines of the Isle of Nantes, a sculptural and mechanical oasis of whimsical creatures inspired by Nantes native…

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Fontaine des Eléphants in Chambéry, Savoie, France #ivoryforelephants #stoppoaching #elephants for #ivory ! #animals #elephanttree

Fabien Mérelle né à Fontenay-sous-Bois en 1981, vit et travaille à Paris)..Passionné par le dessin. Les recherches esthétiques de Fabien Mérelle sont marquées par un style réaliste et minutieux. L’obsession du détail est renforcée par une absence quasi immédiate de tout fond. La maturité surprenante du dessin juxtapose l’art et l’humour, l’ironie et la cruauté.