Thursday, July 24, 2008

Non-Profit of the Week: Gorilla Art by Koko

Sure, we've all dreamed of filling our living room walls with Warhol, Monet and Van Gogh, but paintings by Apes? Never.

You may re-think your dream after seeing the work of Koko and Michael, two talented gorillas who reside in California as ambassadors for The Gorilla Foundation. The Gorilla Foundation is dedicated to solving the extinction crisis facing the ape species by researching interspecies communication, education of the community and conservation of the cause. In an effort to promote support, the Gorilla Foundation has taken paintings done by their two ambassadors, Koko and Michael, and made a limited number of digital reproductions available for you to purchase for your collection. No, this isn't monkey business.
Stink Gorilla More, by Michael

The themes of the pieces from self-portraits to animals. Visit to learn more about our how we can save our friends and get some inspirational artwork out of it as well. After all, your great great great great great great great Grandpa was a monkey.

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