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Koko Critiques Her Painting ( high standards )

Posted On: February 25, 2010
Date Taken: February 01, 2010


Videographer: Ron Cohn

Koko loves to paint, and has produced some beautiful works of art, including an abstract painting she calls “Love,” a representational painting she calls “Bird,” which is based on an actual bluebird that used to visit her, and a painting she calls “Pink, Pink, Stink, Nice Drink,” based on a photo she saw in a book, which features a river surrounded by pink flowers (“Stink” is their sign for “flower”).

In this clip, Koko is experimenting with a new painting, which Penny seems to like more than the artist does. With all of the wonderful paintings that Koko and Michael have produced, it can be a tough act to follow.

Visit the Gorilla Art section of KokoMart to see Koko’s fine art portfolio, as well as the profound works of her former silverback mate, Michael.

Lesson: Gorillas can be creative, and emotionally expressive, in ways that are very similar to humans.

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