In this video Vanda Harvey, a London art teacher, goes to Thailand to observe the elephant painters for herself and she comments on the wonderful work Hong the elephant is doing, comparing her to Matisse.
Can Hong leave her day job entertaining tourists and put her work into a London Gallery? Weíre told that elephants are very intelligent and their trunks have more than 40,000 muscles and they have the equivalent of an opposing thumb which enables them to hold a brush and paint a picture. Pretty impressive, donít you think?
Well, maybe Vanda Harvey, for all her expertise as an artist, was conned. For an ‘expert’ point of view go to page 3.
Photo credit: playroughde