Eliphante located in Cornville, Arizona was developed by Leda Livant and Michael Kahn over a time span of twenty-eight years. The rather unknown attraction of follies, shacks and domes covers three acres. It was in 1979 that the couple moved along with their paintings to Cornville, Arizona from Provincetown, Massachusetts.
In 1979 the couple began to create the original mixed media structure that would be named Eliphante later. The sculpting and building continued on three acres. A non-profit organization was formed under the name Eliphante LTD during 1987. There have been thousands of visitors to the site just through word of mouth. Save Outdoor Sculpture otherwise known as the Smithsonian's SOS.
The largest of the sculptures known as "Pipedreams'' was started in conjunctions with Michael Glastonbury and David O'Keefe during 1996. The structure includes the paintings that are part of "a painting Journey.'' The sculptures covers a wide range of themes are a rather interesting attraction.
Eliphante is an area of sculptures and other artworks that entertain thousands of people without advertising. Additional information about the facility, hours or operation and directions to the establishment can be obtained by contacting the facility directly. Anyone with an interest in modern art should visit Eliphante.
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