Thursday, October 11, 2012

KOKO LOVE




Yesterday my neighbor friend and fellow art lover popped in for a visit.

I was giving her a tour of our nearly completed art loft and showing her the paintings I had so far selected to hang there

Even though 822 is much bigger in square footage from our last home, there is less wall space because it is so open.  This leaves me the difficult task of hanging less art that B and I have collected over our years together

As she asked about this painting, it made me fondly remember giving it to B 
Valentine's Day several years ago
It is painted by
A Gorilla...KoKo the gorilla

This is not just any gorilla..she has been taught sign language by Drs. Penny Patterson, Ron Cohn and the late Barbara Hiller, via a grant from the National Geographic Society. 

This picture is a numbered print, painted 

and signed by Koko when she was asked to paint 
"LOVE"
it made the A list
because I 
LOVE 
it!





14 comments:

Nancy said...

I love the gorilla art! It is amazing to own a piece of Koko's- lucky you!
xo Nancy
Powellbrowerhome.com

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Dear Gina ~
A very special and beautiful piece of art! Thanks for sharing KoKo's story.
Cheers,
Loi

Laura said...

thats amazing!!! Such a great idea and love how they have framed the art too!
laura x

Leslie said...

This is wonderful! Wow talk about a conversation piece!

Annmarie Pipa said...

now that is remarkable!

Maureen at The Inglenook Decor said...

that is amazing! I love how pieces in your home tells a story. And may I just say the faux bamboo framing in gold is fabulous! :)

StagerLinda said...

Awww...that is just the sweetest. You are richer for having this fabulous piece.

Marina Pérez said...

Hi Gina, here I am again, the tedious Marinita. You have The Dardos Award in my blog. ;) jijiji

Taylor Greenwalt said...

That is amazing...This is one talented gorilla.

Anonymous said...

Тhanks for another great artіclе.

Where elѕe may just anyone get thаt κind of
іnfοrmatiοn in such a ρerfeсt way of
writing? I haνe a ρresentаtion nеxt week,
anԁ I'm at the search for such info.
My web site > keyword

LA VIE EN ROSE said...

That is SO cool! I love it - Koko is one talented artist!

Sharon
xxxx
ps thank you for all your lovely comments and support recently - it really means alot to me! sorry I haven;t been round in a while, I''m missing everyone's posts - been up to my eyes with new website!

Sharon
xxxx

Laurie Mcknight said...

such a beautiful piece, a real treasure, I have started another blog, I missed my friends, so here I go again!!

Jeeh Trend said...

Beautiful post!

Kisses and Good week!!

http://www.facebook.com/couturetrend1

http://couturetrend.blogspot.it/

for the love of a house said...

l.o.v.e. it too! And I love Koko... I want a gorilla now!
xxojoan