This awesome mural, entitled Elephants, is an astonishing and enormous piece created by artist Adonna Khare using only carbon pencil. After more than 47,000 voters cast 412,560 votes, Elephants was recently pronounced the winning piece of ArtPrize 2012. Adonna Khare, who is also an elementary school art teacher turned stay-at-home mom, took home the $200,000 grand prize.

"A week before the September 19th opening of ArtPrize, Khare brought in her 8-feet tall by 35-feet wide drawing Elephants and put it up on the wall of the museum. During the event, she continued to add to her piece, even spilling over on the museum’s walls. She purposely set up her drawing as a triptych, “to engage the viewers in the transformation of the work.” At the end, after more than three weeks, the stunning drawing grew to be 13-feet tall by 40-feet wide. (You can see completed photos of the mural on Adonna Khare’s Facebook page or on her website.)”

If you’re in the area of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Elephants is currently still on exhibit at the Grand Rapids Art Museum

[via My Modern Metropolis]