Artwork / Crime Against Nature / Defending Her Territory (Ring-tailed Lemur)

painting of two female lemurs facing off
Gwenn Seemel
Defending Her Territory (Ring-tailed Lemur)
acrylic on panel
10 x 10 inches


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This is the only painting of a fight I’ve made, but my collaborator for this series painted my partner doing a Tai Chi form here. Below is the text from the book Crime Against Nature that goes with this image.

Boys don’t always dominate girls in social hierarchies.

Among ring-tailed lemurs, females dominate males socially. They are responsible for defending their troop’s territory from other lemurs, and they do so with threatening behaviors and the occasional physical aggression as well as by marking their turf with scent.

wildlife painting by Gwenn Seemel
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