Elephants by Heather Soccio
The inspiration for Elephants began with the image of an elephant cage being suddenly derailed from a train while on a journey to a far away land. The image is a metaphor for our own personal cages that we confine ourselves in while navigating our way through our own lives, and how we cope when the journeys of our lives are suddenly interrupted and take an unexpected new direction. Sometimes we fight to get back on course alone, sometimes we turn to our friends for strength & support, and sometimes we surrender ourselves to the new journey and make new discoveries along the way. Just as the elephants are forced to discover themselves free from the safety of their captivity, so are we afforded the opportunity to see ourselves from a new and sometimes surprising perspective once our lives become unexpectedly derailed.