No, I'm not referring to art incorporating elephant dung.
Bioephemera considers the claim that some animal species - elephants, chimpanzees, and others - are producing artwork. Her perspective is well presented, but the verdict is open to interpretation; like most "arty" debates, this one is fuzzy.
A few floaters:
What distinguishes the trained elephant from the trained violinist (performing a composer's opus)? Elephant X might use a more fluid stroke than Elephant Y; is that the makings of style? And what, really, is the role of ego in art? Is self-consciousness the fulcrum in this conversation?
Read the post here.