Wild Chimp Throwing (Bronze Sculpture)
Wild Chimp Throwing (Bronze Sculpture)
Wild Chimp Throwing (Bronze Sculpture)
Wild Chimp Throwing (Bronze Sculpture)
Wild Chimp Throwing (Bronze Sculpture)

Wild Chimp Throwing (Bronze Sculpture)

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Dimensions
Sculpture: 
77.6 x 70.1 x 32.7 inch (H*L*W) 321.9 lbs
197 x 178 x 83 cm (H*L*W) 146 kgs

Medium
Bronze  

Style
Contemporary Sculpture, Wildlife, Activist Art

Edition Number
/6

Description

Chimps are very good at throwing things and there are many reasons why they might do it. Males throw rocks and even spears as a display of dominance. Sometimes they might throw a rock just because they’re frustrated or annoyed.

But some chimps like to throw rocks at trees, often the same trees, which caused a build-up of rocks at the base. Scientists have suggested this may be a ritual of a kind, others think that some trees give a much nicer ‘thunk’ sound when hit. Some researchers have suggested that the best throwers actually have the most developed brains!

In captivity, they have been known to throw their faeces. This is because of the stress and agitation of captivity and the lack of diverse objects they would normally have had in their wild environments. Because they are often not allowed rocks and branches in their enclosures (for this very reason) they look for something to vent their frustration, poo often being nice and handy.

Artwork Features

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.

Care Instructions
Bronze is very easy to clean, allowing you to enjoy your precious sculpture with minimal upkeep. > Read more

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