Sea Cow

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This collage was made from vintage book about mammals. Recently my work has been turning towards mythology and literal interpretations of animals from legend and reality. This is my interpretation of a sea cow, a common name for manatees, which have a long history of being mistaken by medieval sailors as mermaids.

I really like this piece, as it is simple yet effective. At first, this creature looks ridiculous, but after a moment or two you start to think that perhaps it could be a real creature.

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