Monday 7 April 2008

Artistic Elephants

via creative evolutions

I was pretty amazed when I saw this today, I just had to post it.
I did a little research and found this site where they explain all about the painting elephants and sell their art to fund the Asian elephant conservation project.
I have to admit I was a trifle disappointed to read "Just for clarification, with these realistic figural works, the elephant is still the only one making the marks on the paper but the paintings are learned series of brushstrokes not Hong painting a still life on her own."
I would prefer if they allowed the elephants to simply experiment.
Apparently they naturally doodle in the dirt with a pebble or a stick, so let them do their doodles on paper with no interfering human 'Help'.

Here are a couple of paintings that I liked.
Click on the names to meet the artists!




Calder said...

Amazing, thanks for sharing this one!!



Janie: Thanks for the plug on your blog....I just need your address and I can send Barbie right off to you !! (You can email it to me.)

Anonymous said...

I saw that elephant on TV just the other day, it was so amazing to watch him paint his own form!

Alex Remy said...

Awesome--you're right, I prefer the abstract pieces. Much more expressive.