Fool and Fishbones Picture

I haven't the foggiest idea what this painting is about, if anything. Having donkey ears is a symbol of foolishness in classical mythology--King Midas supposedly got a set after that bit with the golden touch. Personally, I think having donkey ears would be kinda neat--I mean, sure, people'd stare and all, but they'd be so expressive! You could flick 'em and flatten 'em and twitch 'em and let 'em lop over. Human ears may be utilitarian, but they're not good at showing people how you feel. And you could wear like fifty earrings at one time.

On the down side, they probably get cold in winter. You'd need specially made hats with ear cozies.

I have no idea what that has to do with anything. The painting was mostly just a textural experiment with the scribblies again. I'm still ironing the kinks out in the technique, but I'm hopefully it'll go somewhere cool by the end.

Anyway, it's 14.5 x 13, mixed media--acrylic and colored pencil--on illustration board. Original for sale, prints available, send a note or visit [link] for details.
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