I rarely work with animal images in Photoshop so I thought I’d play around with this photo of an elephant. There’s something about elephant skin that fascinates me. Because of the texture it reminds me of living tree bark. Then again, bark is alive too isn’t it?
When I finished this digital collage I called it Elephant Thoughts. It seems to me that an elephant must have plenty to think about, and that these thoughts probably wouldn’t involve doing his or her taxes or emptying the Dustbuster.
Then just a few minutes ago I came across this great quote from Aristotle. Apparently he once said that the elephant was “the beast which passeth all others in wit and mind.” (I’m not sure whether or not Aristotle considered human beings to be beasts but it’s certainly something to ponder).