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ritual

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Wild Things on July 2, 2013 at 8:15 pm
watercolor aceo 7/2013

watercolor aceo 7/2013

I have a ‘situation’ with ants. The ants started in my kitchen, went to my bathroom and are now circling around on my art table. I guess they are after water because there are islands of deceased ants floating in my water jars. When they staked out my kitchen I left them alone unless they mounted an attack on the cutting board. My weapon of choice is a spray bottle of water and rubbing alcohol. I found that circling my cutting board with a spray of the solution allowed me to prepare food. One night before I retired to my bed I gave the colony one last spray around the cutting board. This resulted in a number of bodies all expired. I’m sorry but they were taking great advantage of my space. I left them there until morning. The next day the bodies were gone. I suppose that the other ants removed the bodies as from a field of battle. This made me think of the death and burial rites of the elephant. They do not carry off the body but do mourn the departed and will come back to the death site long after the fact. It seems a stretch to think that ants have similar instincts but they do take care of the bodies.

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enchanted elephant forest

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Wild Things on August 29, 2011 at 2:55 pm

original watercolor aceo 3.5 x 2.5 c8/2011

Only elephants know this forest. Calla Lilies grow as large as giant redwood trees. There are magic pools in which to bathe and always green plants to eat. An elephant paradise.

ganapati

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Wild Things on August 28, 2011 at 10:33 am

original watercolor aceo 3.5 x 2.5 c8/2011

Remover of Obstacles. Hindu elephant deity who, in his mystical form of a man with the head of an elephant, rides a mouse as a vehicle.