As one with a life-long interest in animal intelligence, but a career in the arts, I muse on the meaning of the paintings and the music. I was struck with the video of the elephant painting an elephant on UTube, its' confident and graceful strokes, the size of the subject appropriate to the paper, the correct execution of a complex figure, with some perspective. Lovely. Then the image in this article: flowers in two colors, gracefully filling the paper--quite beautiful! How many of us have learned these lessons and are able to do this? It is quite hard! Some young children "have it", but perhaps most do not. With instruction, certainly adults can acquire enough technique to replicate this. But how many can do it without instruction? Telling an elephant how many times to hit a musical instrument does not constitute instruction. As humans, it seems hard to see beyond our noses: we ascribe human traits, or judge them as lacking. I can only say that there is something extraordinary going on here. What is is, is perhaps unclear, but it is inspiring.