Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Artists Jealous Of Animal Paintings

HOUSTON (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Some wild artists are making their mark at the Houston Zoo in Texas.

The zoo features an activity called the Animal Painting Experience, in which people sit in with one the zoo’s artsy animals and watch it paint an original art piece especially for them.

Buyers can get wall art made by an elephant, orangutan, siamang, bird, or guinea hog for $500, and can choose the colors used by the wild Picassos.

According to zoo spokesperson Brian Hill, each furry friend has their own stroke style.

He says, “Some like to use bamboo or ginger leaves, others like the tubes from paper towels or their fingers. The guinea hog rubs paint on the canvas with its snout.”

The animals’ paintings differ depending on their mood, which Hill believes makes them just like human artists.

He explains, “Some critics say it’s not really art but these animals are just incredible. I think artists might be jealous.”

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