The Asian Age
Why are these elephant prints valuable?
These paintings might look like modern art or a marriage of surreal art and the Rorschach test, but as a matter of fact, the paintings are done by a rescued Indian elephant, named Phoolkali. According to Huffington Post, Delhi’s ArtSpice gallery is currently hosting Ganpati to Gajah, an exhibition of these paintings that will help raise money for elephant conservation. Each of Phookali’s paintings features a single coloured footprint on a contrasting background. Singapore’s Alpana Ahuja developed an elegant system to produce the paintings, coaxing Phoolkali into a good mood with bananas and other food before quickly dabbing the creature’s foot with paint and imprinting it on the canvas.