Pink Elephant. Weekly photo challenge (Fun)

Pink Elephant in Kaunas is one of the city's most popular graffiti
Pink Elephant in Kaunas is one of the city’s most popular graffiti

Meet the a local celebrity in Kaunas (Lithuania) – the pink elephant. We believe that it’s a perfect representation of the word “Fun! for the WordPress weekly photo challenge.

The author of this graffiti says that the idea for this pink elephant came from a tag next to it. “Deima + Arūnas”1 is what was written on the wall before. Author decided that because this tag was an expression of love it needed a symbol next to it. This is how this huge animal of love was born. According to the artist: “The tag and the image cannot be separated. Without each other, they are meaningless.”.

Overall meaning of Pink Elephant

pink [pingk]

This color represents compassion, nurturing and love. It relates to unconditional love and understanding, and the giving and receiving of nurturing.

Pink is feminine and romantic, affectionate and intimate, thoughtful and caring. It tones down the physical passion of red replacing it with a gentle loving energy.

elephant [eluh-fuh nt]

This animal has an immense determination and loyalty – always standing up for others and always defending those it loves.

Elephants also seem to express advanced sensitivity and social connection.

Some Asian cultures also believe that this is a cosmic creature. Elephant carries the world upon it’s back.

According to, if these animals come into our dreams it is a message that we are able to deal with any obstacle. Dream elephants represent power, sovereignty, stability, and stead-fastness.

  1. Deima + Arūnas