The Asian Age

Why are th­ese ele­phant prints valu­able?

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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.

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