Cactus Gallery LA
Save Me by artist Rosie Garcia
Acrylic on canvas, 12” x 12”
The name Orangutan is from the Malay & Indonesian words orang meaning "person" and hutan meaning "forest", thus "person of the forest". Considering that this is still a work-in-progress, I think Rosie has already captured that tenderness found in the eyes of a "person".
Unfortunately, all three orangutan species are considered to be CRITICALLY endangered. Human activities have caused severe declines in populations and ranges. Threats to wild orangutan populations include poaching, habitat destruction, and the illegal pet trade. Several conservation and rehabilitation organizations are dedicated to the survival of orangutans in the wild.