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The Elephant Man Sculpture Project: Not Animal

Not Animal 
Elephant Man Project



Promotional Movie Poster  
Elephant Man 1980

Director: David Lynch

Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Ann Bancroft, John Hurt.

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Joseph Merrick was born in Leicester, England in 1862. Due to physical deformities, he joined a touring Freak Show and exhibited as the "The Elephant Man “to make a living.
A surgeon Frederick Treves exhibited Merrick at a meeting of the Pathological Society of London in 1884. Merrick and Treves became friends. In 1890 Merrick died in London Hospital at the age of 27.

Our project "Not Animal" expolores options for a sculture to celebrate Joseph Merrick, to raise the profile of his significance in the history of Disability.

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Joseph Merrick's hat and face covering on display at London Hospital Museum

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 "Not Animal" - a project in development...  

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... new 3D model in grey resin- beautiful.


Jospeh Merrick - Elephant Man

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Click link below to read book.

Tom Norman (Noakes) was Joseph Merrick's manager. 
Here is a link to him on the National Fairground Archive at the University of Sheffield.

Link to Article about Tom Norman