Say What?!: Artist Trying to Save Elephant Sculpture from Defunct Mall

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – A Philadelphia sculptor is trying to rescue one of his early works, a life-sized bronze sculpture of a boy riding an elephant, from inside a defunct New Jersey mall.

The sculpture, dubbed Petal in honor of the Philadelphia Zoo elephant that served as the model for the piece, is part of a larger fountain dubbed the Water Hole inside the Burlington Center Mall, which closed its last store in September 2018.

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