The Water Elephant | Krit Kerdsamai


This exquisite sculpture takes inspiration from the Water Elephant – a mythological creature based on traditional Thai literature. The artist studied the details of its physical features along with its supposed natural habitat told through folklore. From his observations, the artist was able to draw similarities to machineries in the 19th century as he found that there is a resemblance in not only appearance, but strength. The artist claims this as his proudest piece.

Technique : Molding composite material
Style : Modern
Year created : 2022
Size : 30 W x 95 H x 60 D cm
Frame : Not framed

Krit Kerdsamai is a Thai artist and an alumni of Silpakorn University. His fascination for toys and models inspires his work to be based on the human imagination. As play-toys can bring forth creativity and one’s wildest imagination, the artist intends to represent those intangible visions through his artwork. The artist incorporates Thai-literature based elements into his works to represent imagination and combines this element with modern-day objects; creating intended juxtaposition within his work.


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More about the Artwork

The วารีกุญชร (Waree Kunchorn) or Water Elephant is a mythical creature in Thai literature. According to the story, it inhabits the fictional Himmapan forest and the sea. The story details its appearance to have its upper body take on the form of an elephant and its lower body being a fish tail; a hybrid between an elephant and a fish. In Thailand, sculptures and murals of the Waree Kunchorn can be found in temples and respected religious settings.

Get to know the Artist


  • Hat Yhai Witthayalai 2
  • Bachelor of Arts in Painting, Sculture and Print-making; Silpakorn University


2020 – Honourable mention – TSX Thailand Sustainabilty Expo 

2021 – Winner of TSX Thailand Sustainabilty Expo

2021 – Participant Award – 38th Contemporary Art Exhibition by Young Artists


2019 – Art Exhibition at Ratchadamnoen Contemporary Art Center

2020 – 8th So Far So Good Exhibition at the Bangkok Art and Cultural Centre 8th

2020 – ‘The Art of Next Gen’ at Asiatique

2022 – Eria Exhibition at Ratchadamnoen Contemporary Art Center

Additional information

Weight 1.3 kg
Dimensions 95 × 30 × 60 cm