This is such a simple portrait of Elmo - a Western lowland Silverback Gorilla. The photograph makes no claim to be anything else than a facial study.
The flat lighting helps elevate the textural detail, and its simplicity is its strength. With less facial hair - especially on the forehead than a mountain Gorilla and narrower bone structures they look more like humans than their cousins from higher altitudes. They are very firmly on the anthropologist’s road map. The photograph could be a painting by a Dutch master, and the gorilla himself reminds me of some people I know - mostly people in authority. There is a calm wisdom, a steely fortitude and a whiff of sovereignty. He is a Senator - a man representing his people.
|Size(s)||Standaard: 132 x 180 cm - Large 180 x 251 cm|
|Presentation||Museum Glass, Passe-Partout & Black wooden frame|
|Edition of||12 (standard size) - 12 (large size)|