ABOUT THE ART
Zoofest; a celebration of summer festivals. This beautiful GICLEE REPRODUCTION is available in a 16 x 20 print. Each print has a 2-inch border, making it suitable for mounting/framing. 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 and trunk imprints (kisses!) While Lucy no long paints, painting was introduced as a simple method of enriching Lucy’s life. Each painting began with the zookeepers mixing the colours. Lucy used only non-toxic acrylic paints and chose the brush she wanted to use. She painted as much as she wanted with a particular color. Once she was finished, she would hand the brush back to her keeper.
Each piece Lucy made was very different, but they all showed similar lines, circles, and dabs. Lucy definitely had her own style. The majority of the proceeds from the sale of Lucy’s reprints goes towards enhancing exhibits and animal care at the Edmonton Valley Zoo. The remainder goes to Elephants International to support conservation work.