This chimp has a history that starts with author Yann Martel (Life of Pi, Beatrice and Virgil) and the city of Montreal, and ends at your place, maybe. He's a simple thing: originally, he's no more than 2" tall. His head is composited from a few chimp photos I took at Edmonton's Valley Zoo, then given the Xerox treatment. His body was collaged together from an city map I denuded of letters and blasted with the Xerox, too, and perspective was forced via shrinking the blocks on further limbs. The smoke: drawn with a pen. The context: Maisonneuve‘s November 2003 issue. Art Director Teena Aujla put in the request for five front section spots and I was happy, of course, as I'd seen the mag already and I'd never worked in such an exotic place as Montreal. Printed in an open edition, signed and dated on reverse.