Common Enemy, 29” x 37”, acrylic on maple wood panel, 2010
I am a science groupie ;) no doubt about it! I do not try to make scientific illustrations though since I can’t tame my imagination! That said, this painting depicts something that actually occurs in nature where arch enemies get along. Gopher tortoises are a keystone species because they dig holes that other animals use for shelter if a fire breaks out. This is what I imagine that would look like.