Wednesday, March 18, 2009

even oragutans thrive on creative output

by 'towan' - the orangutan

last night i read an article in 'city arts' magazine about how, "artistic talent is not uncommon among primates in captivity, as it's a healthy way to keep them active and engaged." the particular one they write about here has been painting on canvas for 41 years. the writer also recently encountered an orangutan who, "immensely enjoyed working in crayon," and says that they all show different artistic talents. for instance, "most of the females are more interested in weaving activities. one female made a swing by stringing up a milk crate with some denim. another would rather paint on the wall or on a barrel (graffiti artist)." amazing.

can we start recognizing how vital creative output is for humans...?

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