Monday, April 13, 2009

Running Slowly

The dodo: a fleeting presence on this planet, but apparently not very fleet of foot.

According to my trusty 1878 Chambers's Encyclopedia of Universal Knowledge, "The birds were easily killed, being wholly unable to fly, and running slowly. Their speedy extinction after the islands began to be visited and settled, is thus easily accounted for."

Maybe it was the shoes?

Acrylic on text & map of Mauritius, 4x5"

18 comments:

Burt said...

Wow! Really rich and colorful. Makes me want to start messing around with paint!

Thanks for checking out my Tallies man illustration and leaving a comment. I appreciate it!

John said...

wow what a really colorful piece.. I like it!

Periwinkle said...

Love it -- especially the comment about the shoes. Great idea.

joseph's art and stuff said...

nice gams! still lovin' your work, that rat/mouse trap is killer!

Coreopsis said...

I laughed! I really like this piece--great colors and "message"--lots of fun to look at.

Nancy Bea Miller said...

Beautifully done: eerie, clever and funny all at the same time!

Roberta said...

"beauty is pain"
It also might have been the socks, not the best pair for camouflage... but tres chic for Dodos!

Koldo said...

OMG! I love this one with a passion! I'm a big fan of Dodos since I read Lewis Carroll!

Do you know there's a blog dedicated to Dodos? You should submit your piece:
http://www.dodo.blog.br/

Are you going to have this one available on print?

jean benabou said...

I love the legs! I only noticed them at the last moment!

cdperez said...

I like this job. Congratulations!

andrealynn said...

beautiful colors, funny illustration

justdoodleit said...

A nice colorful dodo with funny limbs!

dion said...

very curious bird :)

aleciagoodman said...

such beautiful use of color, texture, and lighting. Very Nice Work! thank you for sharing...

j. said...

i really think this is quite magical.

Juan said...

Fantastic! Great work Leah!

drak 1986 said...

cool job!! i like your blog,,,,,

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Colectivo Bicicleta said...

wood job...