Artwork Information:

"Mechanical Elephant" is a 2010 mechanical pen and pencil creation.

The focus was the Elephant and I also wanted to provde elements for the vanishing point, shadow lines and reflection. The fence provides my vanishing point and shadow, along with the box and barrel. The elephant shadows wasn't done by strict lines from the sun like the fence, box and barrell. It was rendered to basic looks to match the complex form of the elephant.

The Driver can be seen in the head. Assumadably one or two other crew mentbers are inside. Some of the feet plates are removed and set aside to expose the workings.

I imaged ear that are directional and could be could opened up for increased sensitivity. The trunk functions in many fashions like a real elephant for munipulating things, but may also have various sensors. The tusks are an EMF (electro magnetic field) weapon. They are tuned to each other like two dipole antennas, so any EMF field could be aimed to a degree.