Cow Killer Ant, 6”x6”, acrylic on maple panel, 2013
I never know what to expect when my mother sends me a package in the mail. I think she might be trying to kill me. All I ever know is something (usually with a mean sting) from Oklahoma will spring out of the box at me when I open it. Recently she sent me this Cow Killer or Velvet Ant which I painted here. Now this Ant is living with a friend of mine, spending her days inside flowers eating nectar and squeaking.