63.0 x 55.1 x 47.2 inch (H*L*W) 493.8 lbs
160 x 140 x 120 cm (H*L*W) 224 kgs
Contemporary Sculpture, Wildlife, Activist Art
Imitation is a very important skill for learning. Young will copy the actions of those around them as they learn how to do things and react to stimuli. Chimpanzee are no different. But this is not a skill that all apes have, in fact, most apes are terrible at it. This just goes to show how close we are to our cousins.
Young chimps will often imitate as they learn how to use tools, how to climb, how to make a nest. A young chimpanzee will often be seen pulling leafy sticks down like their mother will when its time to build a nest. By observing their community and copying, young chimps will be able to learn all the skills necessary for survival.
Imitation is also seen on a spontaneous level. Chimps have been seen to catch yawns, just like we do. This has always been known as a sign of empathy. But it’s not just yawns, like human babies, chimps will mimic any facial expression. These sorts of imitations are not about learning any new skills, its more about social bonding.
Gillie and Marc love working in bronze for many reasons. Bronze is a very hardy material and will last forever. As experts in coloring bronze, Gillie and Marc enjoy experimenting with their sculptures, adding a splash of color to brighten the work, making it even more unique. > Read more
For every purchase of a bronze sculpture you will receive a certificate of authenticity, titled, signed, dated and editioned by the artists.
Bronze is very easy to clean, allowing you to enjoy your precious sculpture with minimal upkeep. > Read more
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