Artwork / Crime Against Nature / You Can’t Change a Woman (Bluehead Wrasse)

painting of bluehead wrasse
Gwenn Seemel
You Can’t Change a Woman (Bluehead Wrasse)
acrylic on panel
10 x 10 inches


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Besides these bluehead wrasse, I painted lots of fish for this series, including this enormous marlin and this tiny seahorse. Below is the text from the book Crime Against Nature that goes with this image.

Girls can become boys.

Some male bluehead wrasse stay male throughout their lives, and some females stay female, while other females become males. The males who started out as female are the largest of the three genders and also the fish that give this species its name.

wildlife painting by Gwenn Seemel
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