Artist Pascal Chesneau was just won the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation 2014 Wildlife Artist of the Year award for his stunning Transparence Elephant sculpture (see below, at the end of this post). The French sculptor used his trademark material, recycled metals, to create the piece. The elephant was once a hood of a car and now represents the strength and transience of an elephant in the wild. Like all of his vanishing sculptures, the artwork is missing major pieces from its body. Said head judge, Mark Carwardine, "Who couldn't love it? It stopped me in my tracks and I keep going back to see more."
Chesneau beat out more than 1,000 entrants to win the top prize, £10,000. Overall, there were eight competition categories like Endangered Wildlife, Wildlife in Action, and Wildlife in Monochrome. You can see those pieces, here. There were 150 works shortlisted, which are now being exhibited at London's Mall Galleries from now till June 7.
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