After spending the past few days in the paradise that is Phuket, we have elephants on the brain. Elephants and Fashion Week that is, as we’re missing New York Fashion Week as we type.
We’ve always had a penchant for pachyderm, but are more in love with the gentle giants than ever. So we’re super sad to find out just how endangered they are. To combine our love of elephants with our passion for up-and-coming artists, we’re totally going to purchase some elephant art.
You heard that right.
The Asian Elephant Art & Conservation Project is an amazing organization that protects the dwindling Asian elephant population by providing elephants with a way to earn livings as artists.
The works tend to fall in the abstract modern art category, but Hong’s literal paintings of elephants holding flowers are very popular.
To purchase a painting, learn more and watch a video of an elephant painting, click here.
If you’re lucky enough to be in New York City on October 17, click here to find out about The Trunk Show, a runway show and auction featuring garments made from eco-friendly fabric and locally produced silk that has been painted on by some very talented elephants and then made into covetable creations by designers like Stewart + Brown, Ports 1961, Rory Beca and more. Watch out Project Runway!