Zoo officials were stunned last week when Zoey, a mature female african elephant, pooped out an Obama bobblehead in front of a live audience. Experts have been reviewing photos and video of the event for days in order to understand how the event could have taken place.
Now we might have an answer.
“It’s definitely elephant art, plain and simple,” according to Nigel Hoffman of the Los Alamos Elephant Art and String Theory Laboratory in Los Alamos, New Mexico. “Basically, it’s like ‘Piss Christ’ and ‘Elephant Dung Madonna’, but without the middleman. This is the most obvious next step in the evolution of modern art, a molding together of the urine/fecal style and the elephantine dung schools. Just fucking brilliant.”
Elephant Dung Madonna and Piss Christ
The Holy Virgin Mary, a 1996 painting by British artist Chris Ofili, depicts a black Madonna figure baring one breast, which is made from lacquered elephant dung and surrounded by butterfly-like formations of female genitalia. The painting is informally known as ‘Elephant Dung Madonna’. ‘Piss Christ’ is a photograph depicting a small plastic crucifix submerged in a glass of urine.