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”
Gigi is an amazing work of art. Im so glad she is displayed at the zoo so all can see your beautiful work! Congrats!
Beautiful work, beautiful memories, beautiful sentiment.
Gone but not forgotten.
Well, I hope you’re happy…you just made me cry. What a beautiful gift! Because of your art, Gigi lives on. Thank you!
aw Thank you all !!
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.
Fabulous work and lovely sentiment by donating her to the zoo. Beautiful!
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.
Pia, she’s beautiful! What a lovely tribute to Gigi. 🙂