Wild Chimp Tool Use (Bronze Sculpture)
Wild Chimp Tool Use (Bronze Sculpture)
Wild Chimp Tool Use (Bronze Sculpture)
Wild Chimp Tool Use (Bronze Sculpture)

Wild Chimp Tool Use (Bronze Sculpture)

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Dimensions
Sculpture: 
133.9 x 129.9 x 86.6 inch (H*L*W) 2610.3 lbs
340 x 330 x 220 cm (H*L*W) 1184 kgs

Medium
Bronze  

Style
Contemporary Sculpture, Wildlife, Activist Art

Edition Number
/6

Description

Considered far superior to any other creature, the manipulation and use of tools was considered an innately human quality. So, when researchers observed a chimpanzee ripping off the leaves from a carefully chosen twig and using it to fish for termites, it sent the scientific community reeling. ”

Tool use could also point to a common ancestor between chimps and humans. It had commonly been thought that chimps could be imitating humans who used hammers to cut open fruit. But when a 4,300 year-old chimpanzee settlement was found on the Ivory Coast this theory could be safely tossed. Not only does the evidence show that chimps learnt to use and make stone tools themselves, but it also suggests that this behaviour was inherited from our common ancestor millions of years ago!

Chimpanzees use various tools for different purposes. The most famous of course is termite fishing. But the also use stones to crack nuts, chew leaves to act as sponges to suck up hard to reach water, and spears for hunting.

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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