Koko Tribute Drawing - 6" X 9"

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This portrait comes from Rick's pen and ink illustration series titled "Visual Activism," and was inspired by this remarkable quote from Koko the Gorilla; "I am Gorilla...I am flowers, animals...I am nature. Man...man Koko love. Earth...earth Koko love. But man stupid...stupid! Koko sorry...Koko cry. Time hurry! Fix earth! Help earth! Protect earth...nature see you. Thank you."

Koko was known for her extraordinary mastery of sign language and was the primary ambassador for her endangered species.

She died in her sleep on the morning of June 19, 2018, at the Gorilla Foundation's preserve in Woodside, California, at the age of 46. Koko touched the lives of millions as an ambassador for all gorillas, and an icon for interspecies communication and empathy. She was beloved and deeply missed. Series 2018.