Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Sacred Imagery of the Elephant Kind....

So we think that we are the only creative beings on this planet,  but actually that is not the case.  The natural world abounds with creative spirits.  I once saw a wonderful special on Nova  about bower birds, who work three dimensionally, building amazing environmental installations.  Their awe inspiring, performance art is  created to draw their lovers to them.   

And although I have heard about elephants painting before, this video is amazing.  Take the time to watch this video of an elephant painting a self portrait.  Slow moving and conscious, this wise being creates a stylized, expressive self portrait that blows my mind.  Slow down and  watch the whole thing and enjoy.  

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