Pacific Jellyfish

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Pacific Jellyfish

This is a photo of Pacific Sea Nettle Jellyfish.  They have been roaming the seas for anywhere from 500 to 700 million years.  They move elegantly with their gelatinous umbrella-shaped bell bodies and flowing tentacles.  They dance as if to music and I was quite mesmerized by them.  They range in size from 1 millimeter to 2 meters in size for their bodies.  Their nerve net system is in their epidermis.  Some jellyfish are light-sensitive through something called ocelli while some jellyfish have up to 24 eyes, 2 of which can see colour.  As you can see, there is quite a range.  They also have a life-cycle going from polyps to the medusa stage.

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En Formation

I am presenting this image for your interpretation. It has meaning for me.  What you also don’t see and what you don’t know is that for most of my paintings that I do, I paint up and over the edges of the frame’s borders so that the acrylic painting is extended.  So, from where you are sitting, you can not see the entire picture.

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Closer to You

These are beautiful ladybugs with rich red, orange and yellow colourings with those adorable black spots.  I look at this photo that I took and it almost looks like a snake’s head reaching upwards being covered by the ladybugs.  It is, in fact, only a unique looking branch that is covered with ladybugs not only on the top, but the sides and even underneath.  How do they do that?  It looks as if by reaching the end of the branch, they will reach something or someone special.  I hope they do.

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Gibbon Intently Looking

I took this photo but then had a hard time trying to remember what type of primate this was.  I thought it might have been an orangutan because of the orange colouring but the face was different. Plus, it has a smaller frame.  I finally figured out that this monkey is actually what is called Gibbon or a Lesser Ape.  Apparently, they pair bond which is different than the Greater Ape.  Plus, I learned that their primary form of locomotion is called “brachiation” where they can swing from branch to branch for distances of up to 15 meters or 50 feet  with speeds as high as 55 km/h or 34 mph.

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Sprouting Seed 2

This is the second abstract painting in the set of two called Sprouting Seed.  As indicated before, it is open to your interpretation.  There are similarities to the first one but there are definitely variations to the other.  What can you see as basic differences between the first one to the second painting?

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Sprouting Seed 1

This is an abstract painting which is open to your interpretation. For me, there is specific meaning; however, I wonder what you can see in it. It has been put together with acrylic paints and other mixed media by hand. This is the first of two paintings in a set.

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