Elephant artists

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The Sierra Club's Orli Cotel pointed me to the Elephant Art & Conservation Project that showcases and sells paintings made by the animals. Apparently, elephants in Asia are no longer needed by the declining logging industry so these domesticated beasts are "out of work." Artists Komar & Melamid, who had previously taught elephants to paint, founded the Conservation Project to help the Asian elephants. (Why not–some elephants play music.) The Asian Elephant Art & Conservation project's mission is to "promote and distribute the work of elephant artists to raise funds for elephant conservation." Orli interviewed the project's director, David Ferris, for Sierra Club Radio.

Link to Sierra Club Radio episode, Link to Asian Elephant Art & Conservation Project