Sharon Loper Gorilla

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Silent Forest

African Mountain Gorilla
Glass Eyes
48 x 36 x 40 inches life-size / 122 x 91.5 x 107 cm

The sculpture is that of a life size African mountain gorilla. The work is minimal yet realistic in style. The mountain gorilla of Africa is described as being a gentle and peaceful animal. The female has a single offspring every four years. A baby gorilla, like a human infant, is totally dependent on the mother and is cared for until the age of four. The male does not procreate until he reaches the age of fifteen to seventeen years. The species is protective of the group and form strong attachments to one another. The African mountain gorilla is fast becoming extinct, man being the only predator.

© Sharon Loper 2023