Up Against the Wall: A Gallery of Nature-Themed Graffiti and Street Art

Fragile, Handle With Care

Barcelona, Spain

Submitted by: Valerie Gwinner

Although the elephant is earth’s largest land creature, it’s future is fragile. Illegal poaching, human/wildlife conflict, and reduction in natural habitat – all human induced – are pushing elephant populations to the brink of extinction. This image shows human skulls alongside a fully grown African elephant – perhaps as a reminder of the deadly consequences of our negative interactions and influences on these highly organized, intelligent, and social animals. Looking closely, there also is an image of a small bee and the words, “you need us, more than we need you,” referring to the delicate interconnectedness we have with the smaller beasts, too, that reflects our own fragility and dependency on nature.

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