Artist Arkar Kyaw has just finished a display of the worlds largest papier maiche sculptures, in Yangon’s Mahabandoola Park, in order to raise awareness of illegal poaching and illegal animal sales in Myanmar. It is estimated that one elephant is killed every week in Myanmar due to the high demand for their body parts, from tusks to teeth and elephant skin. If this doesn’t stop, Myanmar will lose its wild elephants forever. VOICES FOR MOMOS calls on individuals and organisations to use their voice to speak up for elephants before these noble giants are silenced forever
It took Arkar Kyaw and his team (including renowned bamboo sculptor U Myint) more than 2 months to bring the ambitious project to life. Made of donated, recycled newspaper layered on top of a woven bamboo base, the largest of the elephant sculptures was more than 3 times the size of an average adult elephant and the event attracted people from across the City, all keen to lend their voice to speaking out against illegal poaching.
More information can be found on the Voices For Momos website