When asked to do this illustration, I thought it was an odd request, as well as, cool, I get to draw for a living. (I think that a lot.) I recently dreamed of elephants. Isn't it crazy when you have an explicitly symbolic dream. I'd done this illustration quite a while ago, so it wasn't fresh on my mind. On one elephant a person was sitting, others elephants standing alone, some laying on their sides. I looked it up, and the meaning was that to see someone sitting on an elephant, you had mastery over painful memories. This illustration took on new meaning for me.