This painting has been recreated on stickers, wine bottle labels, and canvas prints for supporters, and also has inspired other artists like Tamara Burgess, who handmade a necklace that included this image and Lisa Wathne, who made a glass mosaic piece inspired by Margaret’s painting for the 2019 gala.
Margaret and her wife Karen have been supporters since before the chimpanzees even arrived and are wonderful friends to all animals (the human ones too) at the sanctuary.
She inspires all of us in so many ways with her warmth, compassion, quick wit, and curiosity about the world. Monica Best wanted to honor Margaret with warm birthday wishes with a sponsor a day on this last day of 2020.
Here is the original photo that inspired Margaret and some other takes on Negra in the sun: