Chimpanzees were once considered so plentiful  - in the wild as well as in captivity - they did not need our protection. That situation has changed. 

From the brochure:

CHIMPANZEES, Pan troglodytes (ENDANGERED), are found in the forests and woodlands of equatorial Africa. In addition to tool use, they are capable of planning a hunt or organizing an attack against their rivals. They are at risk because of the pet trade as well as the bush meat (hunting of wildlife for food) trade. 

Kyle Simmers The Hands that Bind / The Ties that Feed Illustration: Scratchboard assemblage, 18 x 48 in. Bushmeat will continue to provide short-term calories and the pet trade will promise hope. If we are to save the Chimpanzee from extinction, it is vital that we understand the complex motivations behind their predation by human hunters.  

Kyle Simmers
The Hands that Bind / The Ties that Feed
Illustration: Scratchboard assemblage, 18 x 48 in.

Bushmeat will continue to provide short-term calories and the pet trade will promise hope. If we are to save the Chimpanzee from extinction, it is vital that we understand the complex motivations behind their predation by human hunters.

 

Natalie Tyler Trophy Sculpture: Cast crystal, 12 x 12 x 12 in. In this sculpture, I redefine the concept of animal as trophy. I replace the real animal trophy with the artistic rendition of the animal in a way that honors the creature rather than destroys it. We can then possess the art about the animal, rather than the animal itself, allowing it to remain alive and in the wild.  

Natalie Tyler
Trophy
Sculpture: Cast crystal, 12 x 12 x 12 in.

In this sculpture, I redefine the concept of animal as trophy. I replace the real animal trophy with the artistic rendition of the animal in a way that honors the creature rather than destroys it. We can then possess the art about the animal, rather than the animal itself, allowing it to remain alive and in the wild.

 

Chimpanzee graphic (banner) by Christina Ward

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