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two peach-faced lovebirds

Gwenn Seemel
Polly want a Polly (Peach-faced lovebird)
2012
acrylic on panel
10 x 10 inches

Double portraits of animals is certainly a feature of this series. I painted these two lovebirds as well as two penguins, two rabbits, two gorillas, two dolphins, two fanfin seadevils, and two kangaroos. To learn more about the making of Polly want a Polly, 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.

...and other girls are never interested in partnering with boys.

As with most species of parrots, peach-faced lovebirds form monogamous pair-bonds that last a lifetime. When two females choose each other, they engage in behavior similar to heterosexual couples. They mate with each other, build nests together, lay eggs, and incubate them—though their eggs are usually infertile.