Just stumbled across this series of exhibitions at UCL Grant Museum of Zoology. Of particular interest in the Humanimals Season is the 'Art by Animals' show - can animals paint and transfer thoughts and emotions to the canvas, or is the 'art' just a load of squiggles? I'm not sure; although I can believe that the animals are enjoying the physical process of daubing paint and seeing the result. I have a three year old son and his painting, at the moment, consists of smearing loads of paint on and turning whatever he WAS doing into a brown mess - so perhaps these animals really are choosing where to place their paints....we will never know, I shouldn't think.
(Image: Digital Master by a chimpanzee; taken from www.culture24.org.uk)