This painting was done by Lucy, an Asian elephant from the Edmonton zoo. In case you didn’t notice, it’s the imprint of her trunk on the canvas. You could say it’s the equivalent of leaving a lipstick print on a piece of paper. However, I’m guessing this painting is worth thousands of dollars.
This exhibit of paintings by Lucy the elephant occupied a wall at the Edmonton international airport where I had a stopover on January 1st.
The poster said that elephants in the wild spend all their time looking for food and being on the lookout for predators. Since food and shelter are provided at the zoo, the animals get bored and need something to occupy their time. Lucy took painting as a hobby and is now famous around the world.
gallery opening night
nobody talks about
the elephant in the room