I Think Therefore I Am by Caroline Frederiksen. All Rights Reserved. My painting “I Think Therefore I Am” is my interpretation of the power, beauty, wonder and fragility of one of the world’s greatest apes. Influenced by my passion and love of animals - the creative process takes me on a wandering journey in the application of paint, choice of colors and techniques. Very often, as with this painting, my emotions and perceptions about the subject influence the end result. With this painting I invite the viewer to look beyond the surface image and see this great animal as the thinking, feeling and intelligent being it is. One worthy of our protection and respect.