Artwork / Baby Sees ABCs / W Is for Wallaby

two baby wallabies hugging, wildlife painting
Gwenn Seemel
W Is for Wallaby
acrylic on panel
14 x 14 inches


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The first names embedded in this image are Wade, Walker, Walter, Wanda, Wandile, Ward, Warren, Watson, Wayne, Wendall, Wendy, Wenzdae, Weshoyot, Wesley, Whitney, Willa, William, Willie-Millie, Willow, Winifred, Winston, Winter, Wojciech, Wolfgang, Wren, and Wyatt.

Wallabies are part of the same family as kangaroos, but wallabies are generally smaller, and they fill a different ecological niche. While kangaroos graze the wide open plains, wallabies are browsers whose feet are adapted for gripping rocks in rugged terrain. It’s a bit like the difference between sheep and goats—though not necessarily in the way I showed in this piece, which was inspired by the social reputation of sheep and the stubborn one of goats as explained in this video.

You can watch the making of W Is for Wallaby.

yellow-footed rock wallaby art
detail image