This piece was based on a special customers favourite childhood film Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. This image of an elephant eaten by a boa constrictor is a familiar motif from the story and was used by the narrator to demonstrate the difference in the way children and adults perceive the same things. The narrator reveals that upon seeing this drawing of the elephant, the grown-ups in his life convinced him not to become a painter but instead undertake a more practical hobby.
Hand engraved in sterling silver, this piece acts as a reminder to take a step back from my everyday adult life and attempt to reconnect with my childhood imagination.
Le Petit Prince is a poetic tale, with watercolour illustrations by the author. The story is philosophical and includes social criticism, remarking on the strangeness of the adult world. It is set to be released by Paramount Pictures as an animated film later this year.
I for one cannot wait!