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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!
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 ^^
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
Negau Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
what's a tapir doing in this painting? XD :3
alicequeen Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
好有才 !
VivalaVida Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This wonderful artwork is featured here [link]
Have a wonderful sunday :sun:
MySweetQueen Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011
I'm totally in love with this!
shortythedwarf Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
that's not fruit! or is it?
aLeXiZoOo Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009
Great!!! The picture is really weird but is so beautiful... Congratulations!!!
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