ABOUT THE ART
Precious Metals is a metallic masterpiece— shades of gold, silver, and bronze— on a black background. This GICLEE REPRODUCTION is a 12″ x 16″ canvas with a 2 inch border making it suitable for mounting/framing. All harbour seal art is shipped flat (not mounted); if you would like to purchase a stretched and mounted print, please contact us for availability.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
This unique artwork was created by Hula and Makani, the Valley Zoo’s resident Harbour Seals. When Lucy became so famous for her paintings, Hula and Makani decided to try their flippers at it! Original works of art by these two incredible water artists are available for sale through the Valley Zoo Development Society.
Painting was introduced as a simple animal enrichment activity. Each painting begins with the zookeepers mixing the colours. The art is usually started by Hula, who paints as much as she wants with a particular color. Once she is finished, she hands the brush back to her keeper. Makani usually completes the masterpieces with his characteristic short jabs and dots. Each piece is very different, and Hula and Makani definitely have their own styles!
The majority of the proceeds from the sale of all our animal art paintings go toward enhancing exhibits and animal care at the Edmonton Valley Zoo. Proceeds from the sale of Hula and Makani’s artwork go toward Animal Enrichment activities.