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peinture de deux zebres, painting of two zebras

Gwenn Seemel
Uniform (Zebra)
2012
acrylic on panel
10 x 10 inches

These zebras aren’t the only striped creatures I’ve ever painted: I made a painted drawing of a tiger in 2014. To learn more about the making of Uniform, 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.

Then again, girls and boys don’t always look any different from one another.

Zebras of both sexes tend to be the same size, which means that they have the same feeding requirements. This allows males and females to forage together in co-ed groups, an unusual arrangement for ungulates.