White Elephant hotel - CODAworx

Client: White Elephant Palm Beach

Location: Palm Beach, FL, United States

Completion date: 2019

Artwork budget: $31,000

Project Team

project manager

Ned Grace

Ausmerica LLC

construction manager

Stephen Karp

New England Development


Fredrick Prescott

Prescott Studio


This project consists of a welded steel sculpture of an elephant, 8’ x 3’10” x 10’ and finished in a white powder coat. The head is balanced on a bearing to nod in the wind, or at the slightest touch of a hand.


Designing the correct size of the elephant was essential to fit in the courtyard entry to the hotel.


This sculpture is the second White Elephant sculpture for the New England Development company small hotel chain. There is a similar sculpture placed at the White Elephant Hotel in Nantucket. The developers reached out to Prescott eleven years after the first commission to create a second sculpture for the new hotel in Palm Beach.