And the last five of the 21 Rhinos around London have been found!
Meet these Rhinos:
St Paul’s / Paternoster RowRhino Interno by David Mach“Dia de Muertos. That’s the traditional way to say it. It’s become Dia de los Muertos and that’s now tied in to All Saints and souls day…we celebrate the dead on this day, we remember…I guess my message is…if we don’t look after our rhinos, if we don’t protect them, stop people killing them for their tusks then that’s what we can look forward to…a Remembrance Day for them…a Remembrance Day for all the other animals we’re not looking after…a Remembrance Day for all the things were not looking after, not protecting, not keeping safe and you can call it all saints or All Souls’ Day too as much as you like…but that won’t say much for our souls.” https://www.tuskrhinotrail.com/artists/david-mach/
At St Paul’s / Paternoster SquareMarjorie by Eileen Cooper“We need to respect and protect things that are important to us. I thought a lot about loss and love when I was painting my rhino. She’s named after my mother who passed away 15 years ago. Once something or someone is gone you never get them back.” https://www.tuskrhinotrail.com/artists/eileen-cooper/
At the Royal ExchangeA.D.’s Rhino by Adam Dant“I have recreated a rhino according one of the first depictions of the beast, being Albrecht Durer’s 1515 woodcut print. Durer based his image on a written description and until the late 18th century his print was considered to be an accurate depiction of a rhino. I think it is poignant to display the animal in such form, according to how it was first depicted by an artist as a rarity, due to our lack of knowledge of and encounters with the rhino, as opposed to it being depicted as a rarity because we’ve killed them all.” https://www.tuskrhinotrail.com/artists/adam-dant/
“The rapid expansion of the human population is having a devastating impact on the natural world. Let’s empower ourselves to instead live as one, with respect and empathy for all life. This artwork has been created with data scraped from over 500 used compact disks, which have been contributed by members of the public.” https://www.tuskrhinotrail.com/artists/nick-gentry/
“My inspiration is that this beautiful prehistoric creature should be around for future generations of our children to see. I tried to include motifs from the African flags of the main rhino populated regions. As the rhino wanders the plains, it makes me think – it is Spike in another form!” https://www.tuskrhinotrail.com/artists/ronnie-wood/
That’s it – all 21 found! Now we can go away on holiday without having to think about them! Except to give some thought to the reason they are there.
Here are all the other Rhinos around London – look for them when you’re out and about.
The Tusk Rhino Trail is a London wide art installation that celebrates the magnificence of the rhino and to draw attention to the severe threat of poaching to their survival.
They are on display at iconic London sites until World Rhino Day on 22nd September. They will then be auctioned by the leading London auction house, Christie’s on 9th October 2018. The funds raised will provide vital support for conservation projects protecting rhino and other iconic African species. – https://www.tuskrhinotrail.com
Happy Bank Holiday!
May’s comment: We’ve so enjoyed finding them and we hope you’ve enjoyed seeing them with us.
Every time we go on a hunt, we discover a little more about London.
Please, may the next herd of animals take a while before they make their way to London! There’s not enough time in a year to go looking for more animals in London.