Artwork / Crime Against Nature / Polly Want a Polly (Peach-faced Lovebird)

painting of two lovebirds
Gwenn Seemel
Polly Want a Polly (Peach-faced Lovebird)
acrylic on panel
10 x 10 inches


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Double portraits of animals is a feature of this series. I painted these two lovebirds as well as two penguins, two rabbits, two gorillas, two dolphins, two kangaroos, and two fanfin seadevils—yes, there really are two of them! Below is the text from the book Crime Against Nature that goes with this image.

Some girls are never interested in partnering with boys.

As with most species of parrots, peach-faced lovebirds form monogamous pair-bonds that last a lifetime. When two females choose each other, they engage in behavior similar to heterosexual couples. They mate with each other, build nests together, lay eggs, and incubate them—though their eggs are usually infertile.

wildlife painting by Gwenn Seemel
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