68.1 x 88.2 x 42.5 inch (H*L*W) 542.3 lbs
173 x 224 x 108 cm (H*L*W) 246 kgs
Contemporary Sculpture, Wildlife, Activist Art
Chimps have two arms and two legs, yet unlike us, they tend to prefer walking on all fours, making them quadrupedal. Just like us, they have opposable thumbs which they also have on their feet too, known as opposable toes (handy!) To help with walking on all fours, their arms and legs are the same lengths. They bend their long fingers under and walk on their knuckles, yet walk on the sole of their foot. Walking like this makes it easier to climb trees and carry around small it's of food in their knuckles as they wander about.
There are many theories about the evolution of knuckle-walking. Some argue that it originated from fist walking seen in orangutans which adapted for a more terrestrial life, rather than one predominantly in the trees. Others suggest that they may have come from a bipedal ancestor which explains why they also walk bipedally on occasion. Whatever the truth, chimpanzees have adapted to their life on their knuckles very well.
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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