+20 new pages full of creatures… and I don’t even have my big book of inspiration now! Once I completely move to my new studio, Natural Curiosities of Albertus Seba should give met yet another boost with new ideas.
I will post some new stuff in the very near future…
Some time ago I met a biology teacher from a high school at a workshop I gave. She saw what I was doing in my work and I was asked if I would be interested in a dozen or so cabinets dating from the early 1900’s.
Today my studio had a whopping 23 wooden cabinet cases and another 8 wooden/cardboard on the shelves. Some of them are almost intact, so I won’t touch those. Others are all turned into dust, not a single butterfly to see anymore. I will use those cases to collect my own creatures in, like the ones you can see here.
In its fetal stage, this little creature of the reptile type is fed by the juices of the tree. The thread of slime that attaches the egg to the tree acts as an umbilical cord. Glucose and water are transported to the baby Cornu abrbusthuevo (the horned bush-egg). It is only after the birth of the creature when it develops digestive organs. Used to digest leaves and small insects. Fully grown the arbusthuevo is comparable in size with a large frog.
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