Artwork / Crime Against Nature / Mothership (Fanfin Seadevil)

painting of a fanfin seadevil fish
Gwenn Seemel
Mothership (Fanfin Seadevil)
acrylic on panel
10 x 10 inches

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Making this painting, I used a lot of the same compositional techniques that I developed through this work since they both use strong lines to slice up the space. Below is the text from the book Crime Against Nature that goes with this image.

Girls can dwarf boys.

As with most kinds of anglerfish, when a male fanfin seadevil finds a mate, he latches onto her with his teeth. Over time, his half inch body merges with her eight inch body, and their circulatory systems fuse. When the female is ready to spawn, she has sperm readily available.

wildlife painting by Gwenn Seemel
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