Peter Beard for The Big Egg Hunt

Peter Beard was one of 300 artists participating in The Big Egg Hunt, a charity initiative where all proceeds from the Egg Auction on April 22, 2014 benefited two charities: ‘The Elephant Family’ and Agnes Gund’s ‘Studio in a School’.

Without eggshells, we already know for sure that the entire ecology of the elephant is more similar to human beings than any other animal. (Dr. R. M. Laws) Do our children really want to be next?

The great worldwide drive to “Buy an Elephant a Drink” missed the 35,000 starved elephant carcasses on my eggshell and the landscape of bones as far as the eye can see. –Peter Beard