Earlier this year AFC member Douglas Aja partnered with Amboseli Trust for Elephants (ATE) in a fundraising effort. Fifty percent of the selling price of all bronze elephant sculptures sold going to ATE. The trust's founder and director Cynthia Moss promoted the bronze on social media Facebook and the ATE newsletter. So far, seven of the edition of ten have been sold, raising over $12,000 for ATE. The sculpture is of a huge bull named Tim who lived in and around Amboseli National Park in southern Kenya. Tim had been a favorite with tourists for many years due to his tall stature and his huge sweeping tusks. Sadly, Tim died of a twisted gut in 2020 at the age of 51. For more on Tim. Facebook
This sculpture was also accepted into the National Sculpture Society's 88th Annual exhibition and Audubon Artists 79th Exhibition where it won the Elliot Liskin Memorial Award for Academic or Realistic Sculpture.