Chainsaw Hanno

The amazing Brian Persico, wielding a chainsaw for a recent commission by the studio (inspired by the design of Hanno, our wooden toy gorilla).

Filmed at Liberty Warehouse in Red Hook, Brooklyn, May 2015. Special thanks to Brian Persico & Kyle Garnett. Music: Char2D2. Camera & Editing: Erin Sweeny.

About Chainsaw Hanno
Inspired by the Roman sculptor’s technique of “pointing up”, we enlarged the head of our beloved Hanno gorilla toy from 3” to 23”. Carved by Brian Persico from a locally-sourced wood stump, the scale and mass of this sculpture feels appropriate to the scale of the Silver Back gorilla that inspired it.