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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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Deborah-Valentine's avatar
How pretty is this!!!
StephanieSmall's avatar
This is a beautiful piece, great job.
ShinyAquaBlueRibbon's avatar
This might be one of my favorite surreal pieces ever.... The colors and shapes are so gorgeous.
bliljerk101's avatar
Can you please make this available for print in 30x45 Inch? You probably weren't expecting that request, but I collect art and this is a piece I need in my collection for sentimental reasons.

I hope you understand,

El-phay's avatar
I love the little tapir xD
I feel like in another space ..not the earth
mintyoreo's avatar
the colours, the mystery... straight-up fav!
RohenVonHohenneimh's avatar
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's avatar
This is so pretty! I like the random animals in the pictures and the idea of a zebra egg. Alienish
Negau's avatar
what's a tapir doing in this painting? XD :3
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VivalaVida's avatar
This wonderful artwork is featured here [link]
Have a wonderful sunday :sun:
Almairis's avatar
I'm totally in love with this!
shortythedwarf's avatar
that's not fruit! or is it?
aLeXiZoOo's avatar
Great!!! The picture is really weird but is so beautiful... Congratulations!!!
Emo-Cookie-3-19-07's avatar
wow, it's beautiful! I love it and have absolutely no choice but to fav it! it's amazing
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Suzsiie's avatar
:wow: so cool!!!! :D
TheGraphicAcademic's avatar
Wow...this is very surreal and interesting! I love all the spirals in this image.
DirtyPiGGuin17's avatar
I o that a lot too.
Kietra-Akine's avatar
I really don't understand it, but I like it a lot!
RocCenere's avatar
I think that I'd think 'dude, that's bizarre' as well.
a zebra egg. how many zebra chicks to an egg?
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