Artwork / Crime Against Nature / Girl Power (Japanese Macaque)

painting of a pair of Japanese macaque
Gwenn Seemel
Girl Power (Japanese Macaque)
acrylic on panel
10 x 10 inches


I don’t often paint subjects—human or otherwise—with their eyes close like I did above, but it happens now and again. This guy’s eyes are half-closed in a yawn. Below is the text from the book Crime Against Nature that goes with this image.

Some girls just prefer girls to boys.

Female Japanese macaques often form consortships, exclusive sexual pair-bonds with other females. These associations last anywhere from a few days to a few weeks, and they play an important role in the social dynamics of a species with a complex dominance hierarchy.

wildlife painting by Gwenn Seemel
detail image