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camel with young camel

Gwenn Seemel
It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle
than for a fertile woman to understand infertility (Dromedary)

2012
acrylic on panel
10 x 10 inches

This double portrait of a mother and child reminds me of this one that I created in 2011. For more about the making of this painting, watch this vlog. Below is the text from the book Crime Against Nature that goes with this image—the book can be read and purchased here.

Some girls aren’t very good at having babies…

There are high instances of infertility among dromedaries.  As with most domesticated animals, the fertility rate among camels is the subject of intense study.  At this point, the female dromedary‚Äôs troubles is blamed on the mismanagement of herds, but it should be noted that both conception and childbirth can be difficult and deadly in many species, domesticated or otherwise.