Friday, April 20, 2007

pond, newt eggs

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when I started this painting, I was thinking of allium - the beautiful pale spherical flowers of onions and garlic.
but as I worked on it, it transformed into a pond.
earlier this spring, I was in the berkeley arboretum.
in the japanese section, there is a beautiful pond.
look closely, you'll see bevies of newts, and clusters of their gelatinous egg masses. (hint, wear polarized sunglasses).
newts go through an astonishing metamorphosis.
(btw, what is the difference between a newt and a salamander? hmmm.)

botanical garden

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