Savanna

  • Name: Savanna
  • Location: Old Eldon Square, Newcastle
  • Designed and descorated by: Judith Berrill
  • Sponsor: Nandos

Sculpture Description

Judith Berrill has been an artist for over 30 years, working as a book illustrator, stage designer, painter and graphic designer. She has painted for Wild in Art trails before and takes pride in producing characterful designs to be enjoyed by many. ‘Savanna’ is an African elephant, the largest animal on Earth. Her vibrant coat celebrates her African roots, with its many historic and modern fabric designs. Being an elephant, she is particularly fond of the traditional mud-cloths, but she also loves the geometric patterns of Kente cloth and the brightly painted wax and batik prints. Savanna also reminds us that she and her elephant friends are in danger of soon becoming extinct and they badly need our help.