Elephants Trunks. Up or Down?

Memory (One), 2013 © Holly Roberts
Memory (One), 2013 © Holly Roberts

A couple walks into the gallery asking about the work of Holly Roberts. Knowing her work well we delve into stories and they express some of their favorite pieces, almost all of them include elephants.

Elephants have many symbolic meanings including protection, strength and good luck. But this particular conversation sparked the ongoing debate, which way does a lucky elephant hold its trunk? The trunk plays a major role in superstitions from avid collectors to even those who are only moderately superstitious. A trunk is essential to the elephant. It is used for drinking, eating food, greeting friends and warding off enemies. So, this bring us back to the initial debate, which way does a lucky elephant hold its trunk?

After doing some research we found the following:

Downward Pointed Elephant Trunk

An elephant with the trunk pointed downwards stores luck and energy. It is a symbol of wisdom and knowledge allowing you to easily overcome various tasks and obstacles. To stay grounded at work or to reserve strength and vitality at home, the downward trunk elephant might be for you!

Elephant Preaching, 2013 © Holly Roberts
Elephant Preaching, 2013 © Holly Roberts

Upward Pointed Elephant Trunk

An upward pointed elephant trunk dispenses energy, luck, prosperity and kindness. It is a movement elephants use to greet friends and express sheer delight. To bring compassion and to shower good fortune plae the upward trunk elephant around you.

Arguing, 2013
Arguing, 2013 © Holly Roberts

The conclusion? Elephants emit luck, energy, kindness, strength and wisdom. There is no home or office that cannot benefit from it’s wonderful energy!

Stolen Elephants, 2012 © Holly Roberts
Stolen Elephants, 2012 © Holly Roberts

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