12 August 2010
It's eyes are a bit alien, I think, I'm not sure where that came from. This is one part of a larger work with three canvases. It will show a food chain stalking in progress on three levels of canvas depth.
The entire work is based on my own observations. I watched a dragonfly stalk, catch and eat a fly... just a few hours later, I was watching a mantid on my front walk, suddenly, it reached out and grabbed a dragonfly clean out of the air, and gobbled it right down. It was a vicious and delicious fight.
The mantid held the dragonfly and ate it head-first, munching all the way down until it was holding nothing but wings. Wild.