Leave Only Footprints

The Details

Name: Leave Only Footprints

Location: Lauriston Place

Created By: Tabita W Harvey

Sponsor: Ray Hole Architects

Design Inspiration

At first glance, or when viewed from a distance, this sculpture may look like a regular giraffe. But when you look more closely, it is clear that the patches are in fact foot and paw prints. The markings are representations of the foot and paw prints from a selection of species that live at Edinburgh Zoo. From poison dart frogs to giant pandas, Tabita chose them to represent the diversity of the animal kingdom. The prints on a giraffe are as unique as our fingerprints, and in looking at this sculpture, we can see the variety and complexity of nature in our world. Tabita hopes this giraffe will help people to think of the role each of us can play to conserve our planet, and to think of the footprints that we will leave on the future.

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Tabita W Harvey

Tabita is an artist and paper-crafter. Born and raised in Denmark, she has been living and working in Scotland for over a decade, first in Ayrshire where she studied Digital Art and now in Edinburgh. She likes to do a variety of things from photography and painting to pen doodles and paper art. Giraffes have been her favourite animal ever since she was licked in the face by one on a trip to the zoo when aged just two years, so she is delighted to be part of Giraffe About Town, her first art trail.

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