Celebrity chef Bobby Chinn & artist Le Quang Ha makes 2 elephants for Singapore!
“I wanted to raise as much money for the cause as possible, so I asked a Vietnamese artist friend of mine, Le Quang Ha, to paint the elephants with me, so he agreed to paint for free!” – Bobby Chinn
Regarded as one of Vietnam’s top artists, Le Quang Ha is known for the brutal honesty in his art, and always presents a sophisticated discourse on the clashes between the traditional and modern values of contemporary Vietnam. Bobby Chin says: “The two elephants are Le Quang Ha’s interpretation of my story and a tribute to my late grandparents. Like a true artist, he did not need my help, nor did he want me to mess with his medium. He wouldn’t even let me see the designs! So I had very little to do with the work other then bring in Le Quang Ha. But to have Ha paint on my behalf is a real honor. Maybe I can paint one another time?”
Of course you can Bobby!
To view more of the behind-the-scenes of the making of elephant Giddo and Nana, go here.