Let me introduce Earnest.  This very dashing gorilla, sponsored by AE, will be an attention-grabbing addition to the GoGoGorillas public art trail in Norwich this summer.


[blockquote]AE founder, Anne Ovens said: “We were attracted to this sponsorship opportunity as we are keen to support the work of Break Charity in East Anglia.  The name Earnest was chosen to reflect the company’s values – in a light-hearted way”.[/blockquote]


The bespoke artwork commissioned for Earnest has been designed by artist and photographer, Suzi Ovens.  He is clothed in a dapper pin-striped suit and incorporated within the design are engaging quotes from the classic literary work, The Importance of Being Earnest, which inspired the overall design.

If you are in Norwich this summer, also look-out for The Savoy bill in this handsome chap’s top pocket and a cheeky nod to the film adaptation of the play, directed by Oliver Parker and starring Rupert Everett and Colin Firth.
But how was a three-dimensional blank canvas, albeit a 5ft gorilla, transformed into an artwork full of cheeky character?


…lots of hard work and almost a dozen silver sharpies later, his professional photo-shoot with Lee Blanchflower (Blanc Photography). What a handsome chap.


Images courtesy of Blanc Photography.


Proceeds from the GoGoGorillas event will help support Break Charity’s work with vulnerable children and those in care.  To find out more about GoGoGorillas, please visit their website.


More in progress shots can be seen on the AE facebook page.