Animal Art

I just wanted to share with you some art I thought you might appreciate.  First the Gorillas:

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“Apple” by Michael the Gorilla.
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Apple, Michael’s dog.

Actually he named this “Apple Chase” in American Sign Language.  Apple was Michael’s dog; their favorite game was Chase.

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“Bird”  by KoKo the Gorilla.
A bird who would sometimes sit near KoKo’s window and sing.

There is a story about a troop of Chimps who–at sunset everyday–would move up over a hill and sit and watch the sunset.  The Chimpanzees:

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“Animal Energy”  by Congo the Chimpanzee.
I think that’s what this is called.  The site wasn’t very specific about the art–the story was about this being estimated as being worth £600 and £800.

Next the Elephants:

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“The Spectators” by Srisiam The Elephant.

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“Out of Control”  by Jojo The Elephant.

I think I have seen paintings by Dolphins also, but I can’t find the link right now.


Update:

I just found that Michael  passed in 2000.  His art lives on.

Well that’s it.  Sorry for the brevity–but I screwed up with the save button.

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    • Boise Lib on September 30, 2007 at 7:53 am
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    Did I just post this?  I meant to save it as a draft.

    I’ll have to be quick.

    • Boise Lib on September 30, 2007 at 8:19 am
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    If anyone has more examples I’s like to see them. 

    Hope you enjoy!

  1. I had to take a heavy dose of antihistimine today and conked out about seven so I’m up before dawn and I love Bird.

    • pfiore8 on September 30, 2007 at 11:36 am

    thanks Boise Lib!!!

    • pico on September 30, 2007 at 8:48 pm

    I have my own feelings about this, but I’m curious what people here think.

    • Temmoku on September 30, 2007 at 9:08 pm

    it is art.

  2. I read a good definition of art recently and now can’t find it of course.  It is much different than something that is beautiful or that brings pleasure. My sister works in the field of contemporary art and would definitely not use beauty as a definition.

    Nice essay. I’ve had an interest in animal “art” ever since reading the book: To Whom It May Concern: An Investigation of the Art of Elephants.  It explores this question in depth.
    http://www.amazon.co

    The art of Siri, subject of the book:
    http://ecclesiastes9

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