Friday, September 14, 2012

Pious Pelican

You love pelicans too?  I  thought I was the only one.  Someone pointed out to me that they are creatures comfortable on land, sea and the air.  I love how they look crazy/hideous/prehistoric on land and like vintage car cruisers in the air.  Then they do this insane kamikaze dive, with that scoopy beak.
detail of "Cruising Employed" oil on canvas, 30"x24"

They look like a experiment.

Fossil evidence of pelicans dates back at least 30 million years.

The pelican has been featured in mythology as far back as the 12th century.  A mother feeding her brood with her own blood.  A male pelican that kills their brood, only to revive them with blood from a self inflicted wound.

I love it, Zombie Pelicans! 

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