Friday, January 23, 2009

The Artistic Process

Posted by: Rebecca Whitham, Communications

Check out this must-see video of Towan, a 41-year-old orangutan, creating a work of art.

Notice how he uses both his dextrous hands and his prehensile lips to manipulate his suite of artist's tools, which include paint brushes, markers, and even tooth brushes.


You can see Towan's finished pieces at a fundraiser art show--the first art show of its kind in Seattle--at Art/Not Terminal Gallery Feb. 7 - March 5. And join us for opening night Feb. 7 to meet the keepers and hear more about Towan's and the other animal's artistic process.

1 comment:

  1. tikigal, san franciscoJanuary 24, 2009 at 5:52 PM

    fantastic! this is adorable. i'd rather have artwork from an animal artist than a human one! i wish i was able to travel to the event.

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