ABOUT THE ART
Purple Mess is exactly that – a messy tangle of purple strokes and lines! This beautiful GICLEE REPRODUCTION canvas is available in 3 sizes 8.25″ x 10″, 10″ x 12.5″, and 16×20. All Lucy art is shipped flat (not mounted); if you would like to purchase a stretched and mounted print, please contact us for availability.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Lucy, the Valley Zoo’s resident Asian Elephant, is famous for her paintings. Lucy also does trunk imprints or kisses!
Painting was introduced as a simple method of enriching Lucy’s life. Each painting begins with the zookeepers mixing the colours. Lucy uses only non-toxic acrylic paints and chooses the brush she wants to use. She paints as much as she wants with a particular color. Once she is finished, she hands the brush back to her keeper. Each piece is very different, but they all show similar lines, circles, and dabs. Lucy definitely has her own style.
The majority of the proceeds from the sale of Lucy’s paintings go towards enhancing exhibits and animal care at the Edmonton Valley Zoo. The remainder goes to Elephants International to support conservation work.