Gigi the Gorilla lady

Made by Pia Blackwell

She is done for the most part just awaiting base and final coat of varnish . Gigi lived at the Franklin Park Zoo she was 47 years old . Her passing left a big void and when I saw the zoo’s post about her passing ,I made the offer to sculpt her and donate it to the zoo. Here she is ! Face done with Joni’s smooth paper clay hair etc with a cellulose clay I modified from an original receipe.



8 thoughts on “Gigi the Gorilla lady”

  1. Well, I hope you’re happy…you just made me cry. What a beautiful gift! Because of your art, Gigi lives on. Thank you!

  2. What a wonderful gift to make and share to remember that special missed one. Her eyes here reflect a living spirit who will be missed by many.

  3. Pia is back. What a magnificent work you have created. Your talent is unquestionable. The park must be grateful with such a gift. Thank you.


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