Impressionism, Neoclassical, Realism, Minimalism and of course, ELEPHANT.
There are many different types of art.
When Arlene brought in this colourful piece by Thongpetch, an elephant from a sanctuary in Thailand, I just had to find out for sure:
Is it true that elephants can really create pictures of trees and flowers?
Apparently the answer is yes and no.
It is a learned trick.
When we see them painting, they are taking cues from a trainer who is directing them through a repeated routine of specific tugs on the elephant’s ear.
This is all possible because elephants have great muscle control in their trunks. So in a way they do have a nose for art.
Just like life, an art collection is more fascinating and exciting with diversity.
To add more spice to this unique artwork we decided to splice two colours together for the top mat.
We used 1/3 red to highlight the bright colour in the artwork. And to visually ground the matting, 2/3 to match the brown of an elephant. We even chose a leather visually textured brown mat to add dimension without distracting the eye from the artwork itself.
Varying mats by slicing is like elephant artwork, a marvelous advanced trick that is unique and adds an attractive change to basic framing.
Do you have a variety of art on your walls?
About Karen – A creative business owner who specializes in framing unusual items. When not transforming objects into framed masterpieces for clients, she indulges her sweet tooth with all things dark chocolate and unwinds with a good biography and a cappuccino.