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Zebra Egg by ursulav Zebra Egg by ursulav
Compositionally, there's a few themes I seem to revisit over and over. Giant Surreal Thingy growing out the landscape, and small mammal observing it, is one of 'em.

The mammal, at least, I sort of understand--I can connect to a painting a lot better if there's a living thing in there to identify with. Even if it's a naked mole rat or a tapir, it sort of stands in for the viewer.

The giant objects, though...yeah, no clue. I should have been working on a completely different painting for a friend who keeps zebra finches, but that made me think of zebra finch eggs, and zebra striped eggs, and from there it just kinda went huge and blue.

This is a less complicated scene than the giant bleeding turnips, despite attempts to the contrary. I tried putting more eggs in, and it just didn't work at all. The egg wants to be solitary. Perhaps zebra eggs are fiercely territorial, one egg to a beach, no intruders. I don't know. Like the tapir, I'm a stranger on this particular shore, and I can only gaze up at the monolithic blue eggshell and go "Dude. That's bizarre."

Anyway! Prints are available, both small for $10 and a limited edition jumbo print, for $35, a run of 25, signed and numbered by this particular tapir, size 13 x 19, plus shipping, etc, etc. Drop a note, or visit [link] for details. (And hey, as Christmas gifts go, you KNOW they won't already have one of these...)
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mintyoreo Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
the colours, the mystery... straight-up fav!
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RohenVonHohenneimh Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
i absolutely agree with those who like this artwork, it makes me relax and concentrate at the same time, i really like it, keep on being productive ^^
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Prader Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
This is so pretty! I like the random animals in the pictures and the idea of a zebra egg. Alienish
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Negau Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
what's a tapir doing in this painting? XD :3
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alicequeen Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
好有才 !
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VivalaVida Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This wonderful artwork is featured here [link]
Have a wonderful sunday :sun:
Viva
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MySweetQueen Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011
I'm totally in love with this!
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shortythedwarf Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
that's not fruit! or is it?
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aLeXiZoOo Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009
Great!!! The picture is really weird but is so beautiful... Congratulations!!!
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