Thursday, 27 August 2015

Portugese Man o' War

I would not consider myself "lucky" in general, I usually don't win draws or lotteries. But I am a very lucky person regarding the wonderful people I trade art with over on There is so much talent floating around there I can hardly believe it. I am also very lucky, because I am doing monthly trades with a very special person in Texas, she likes unusual things, fungi (that reminds me, I have to get back into making Shrooms), weird sort of stuff. 
The art she sends me is outstanding! This also motivates me in trying to find unusual themes for what I am sending her, and when I came across creatures called siphonophores I figured I was onto something. They are colonial beings, one organism made up of lots of different specialised creatures, all so interdependant they can not live without one another. One of these is the Portugese Man o' War, also known as floating terror. So I painted one for her, polyptych style since I could not get all the detail on a tiny ATC card.

1 comment:

A Mynah Production said...

Uh oh! That fish is a goner! Great work! :)