Despite the difference in size, ants and Elephants rely on the same tree to survive. The acacia tree, familiar to most South Africans, has thorny branches to ward off hungry animals, but the thick-skinned Elephant pays no attention. Instead, a fierce species of ant is offered food and board in return for its biting power - the acacia tree produces sweet nectar which it trades for protection from thorn-proof herbivores.
This ancient agreement is immortalised on the back of a ceramic baby Elephant with an acacia tree in mellow greens and yellows. Stylised features give the Elephant an unmistakable pop-art feel, while the more naturalistic acacia softens the aesthetic.
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