“apple chase” painted by michael the gorilla. apple is the name of michael’s companion dog.
koko and michael grew up learning sign language in a revolutionary study on animal intelligence and communication. koko painted for fun, but michael was the true artist. he was orphaned at three when poachers killed his mother; when asked about his mother later he recounted the story, saying “neck, cut, bad”. he used his art to speak far more than he used his sign language
if that’s not inspiring idk what is