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Donkey and Goldfish 2 by ursulav Donkey and Goldfish 2 by ursulav
In later years, he was never able to explain how it happened. It had all seemed terribly logical at the time, one thing leading to another in series, and after Cairo, it was simply inevitable that he'd be scaling a cliff with a pear, a voodoo doll, and of course, the goldfish. (Always the goldfish. The goldfish was the crux of the matter, after all, even if he hadn't known it at the time.) But when he tried to explain this to other people, it began to sound increasingly crazy, until finally he gave up completely. After that, whenever anybody asked, he said he'd been in a cult, but was feeling much better now, and that seemed to satisfy everybody and didn't lead to nearly as many awkward questions.

Acrylic on cradled clayboard, 16 x 20. The photos of this one didn't come out as well as I'd like--they bleached out the whites something fierce, and the detail gets lost--but after multiple attempts, I gave it up and went with this one. It's likely no one will buy it who hasn't seen it at a show, but I'm okay with that (and the sort of person who wants this particular scene on their wall would be a rare individual anyhow!) But it IS for sale! E-mail if you're that individual!

And no, I don't know the story either. I think it's sort of a self-portrait--I don't always know what the heck I'm doing, or why I have to have these particular things with me, but it all seems to make sense at the time, and it's only afterwards that people go "No, really. How did you get THERE?" and I realize "Okay, dude, maybe putting horns on fruit is weird, but it seemed so logical while I was doing it!"
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Sir-Pounce-Alot Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011
This is so cute I love the colors :)
Octoboy-the-8th Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010
This is a really funny picture with the little donkey with his big hooves and his hood that covers his eyes, and his ears with an earring, climbing up the rock wall with a bunch of random items (that, of course, include the fish. This is pretty cool!
Friviolity Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2009
This is one of the very first pieces I found on dA, and I don't even remember now how or why I found it. I remember though that the description for this picture made me smile during some very rough times of my life, so much so that I printed it out and carried it with me.

I remembered it again and went searching for it, only to discover that I have faved several of your other pieces in the last few months without even realizing you were the same artist!

Thank you for the original and fatastical work you create, and the little stories you give along with them. This remains one of my very favorite images :)
BellicoseBreakfast Featured By Owner May 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
The story adds a lot to the picture.
Awesome job
mrsorrentino Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2008
brilliant mix of color and texture, lovely idea...
Wilawen Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2007
I love the way his nose and ears are sticking out of that hood, so cute :-)
Neko-Goddes Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2007  Student General Artist
i would put it on my wall :D
bluecnidaria Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Of course it is always about the fish. why wouldn't it be about the fish. sitting at the heart of the matter - as always the fish.

once again .. simply brilliant. and a cheerful thought to the day.
Erisinia Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2007
This looks at me from my wall every morning. It SPEAKS to me. <3
EyePokeyLeigh Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2006
So wonderful!
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