Friday, February 8, 2008

Gorilla Art

I have always loved Koko. I have very fond memories of reading the Koko and the Kitten book when I was little, and I've always thought her story was beautiful inspiring. It's so neat to me that she learned sign language and is able to communicate with humans -- so rad!

Anyway, I just found out about Gorilla Art. Koko and her late partner, Michael, painted pictures and named them themselves (using sign language to communicate the titles of the paintings). I just think this is unbelievably interesting, and really really cool. Proceeds from art sales go towards the Gorilla Foundation, which helps to protect the endangered gorillas like Koko.

This picture is titled Love.


  1. i also loved the koko the kitten book. i like that that painting is titled love.

  2. Wow, that is so cool. And quite sophisticated art too!