645.7 x 53.1 x 51.2 inch (H*L*W) 401.2 lbs
167 x 135 x 130 cm (H*L*W) 182 kgs
Contemporary Sculpture, Wildlife, Activist Art
Chimpanzees make their nests in the trees, bending down branches and leaves to make a comfortable leafy bed. High above any predators, chimps can feel safe while they get some shuteye, about 8-9 hours every night (similar to us).
They can be quite fussy about the trees they choose. The branches need to be extremely durable with no risk of them snapping and sending the chimp on an uncomfortable and potentially deadly plummet. A study in Uganda found that chimps loved to build their nests in a tree called the Ugandan ironwood, a very rare tree that only made up 9.6% of the trees in the area. Even so, 7 out of 10 times the chimps would seek them out.
All great apes, including us, are very unique in the fact that we build sleeping platforms or beds. Other primates don’t put in nearly as much effort, electing to fall asleep on branches. This shift to bed making happened sometime between 23-5 million years ago with the purpose of giving us a better night’s sleep. With more time in REM sleep, it improves cognition and memory, very important for our big brains!
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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