56.3 x 53.1 x 32.7 inch (H*L*W)330.7 lbs
143 x 135 x 83 cm (H*L*W) 150 kgs
Contemporary Sculpture, Wildlife, Activist Art
Chimpanzees spend a good amount of their time foraging. Their diet is mainly made up of fruit but also leaves, leaf buds, seeds, blossoms, stems, pith, bark, and resin. A study found that 64.5% of their time was spent solely on fruit! They have also been known to eat honey, soil, insects, birds, eggs, and small primates.
Foraging is also used as a way to build cohesion within the community. They can often work together when it comes to foraging, alerting their peers to a tree with fruit and sharing the bounty with everyone. Of course, there are times when chimps can be a bit selfish when it comes to food and aren’t the best at sharing.
It was also found that chimps have begun to adapt the way they forage, choosing to stay in mature primary forests rather than moving into areas where there are humans. This could be because of bad experiences when they have come across humans who can often react negatively when chimps come into their settlements. In desperate times chimps have come into villages searching for food, mainly to grab easy to grab items such as fruit. In the worst, most desperate situations, they have been known to grab small children. For these actions, the village will often kill the chimp to stop it happening again. Unfortunately, with deforestation and human expansion, these conflicts are something that will keep occurring unless we give the chimps more space to thrive.
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
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