Last night we attended the Elmer’s Big Heart of Kent Parade auction, where 51 unique, large Elmer sculptures went under the hammer after being on display for a nine week art trail around Maidstone, Kent.
In their inspirational effort to create awareness and raise vital funds the excellent team @Heartofkenthospice, along with their generous partners and sponsors, achieved an outstanding auction sale total of more than £300,000.
We were lucky enough to place winning bids to secure two Elmer’s.
‘Far Above The World’ is inspired by Maidstone’s link to David Bowie and Space Oddity, and is one very cool elephant with his lightning flash eye!
‘Lucy’ is inspired by artist Heinz Edelmann, and The Beatles’ song ‘Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds’. Filled with tangerine trees and marmalade skies, marshmallow pie clouds, a newspaper taxi, and even a yellow submarine popping its periscope out of the river!
We’re delighted to now own these unique artworks and would like thank everyone involved in this wonderful project. It has brought smiles and joy to thousands around the town, and raised much needed funds for the hospice’s outstanding effort to support terminally ill people, and their families and carers.
Read more about the Elmer’s Big Heart Of Kent Parade here
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