African Penguins

African Penguins

Acrylic on slate; hand carved (2015).  Collection of J and A Stinson.

Size:  h 8″ x w 8″ x d 1/4″

African penguins, classified Endangered, grow to 24–28 in. The pattern of black spots on their chests is unique for every penguin, like human fingerprints. The pink glands above their eyes are for thermoregulation; the hotter the penguin gets, the more blood is sent to these glands so it may be cooled by the surrounding air, thus making the glands pinker. Their distinctive black and white colouring is a vital form of camouflage – white for underwater predators looking upwards, and black for predators looking down onto the dark water.

Elephant, El Pindal cave

Hand-carved on slate, after the cave painting at the El Pindal cave , Spain. Thank you to Magin Berenguer, whose work on the prehistoric cave art of northern Spain gives access to the paintings and engravings of Asturian caves.  I am deeply humbled and grateful.

Hand-carved on slate, after the cave painting at the El Pindal cave, Spain.

Thank you to Magin Berenguer, whose work on the prehistoric cave art of northern Spain gives access to the paintings and engravings of Asturian caves. I am deeply humbled and grateful.

Acrylic, conte on slate tile (2015)

Size:  w 8″ x h 8″

Hatchetfish

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Resin and acrylic on plate glass

Size:  11″ x 11″ x .5″

Starting next week (17 May opening), my glass and stone work will be exhibited at The Perivale Gallery, Manitoulin Island.

Shannon, the gallery owner, was recently advised by TripAdvisor that The Perivale has been ranked #4 of ALL shopping experiences in Ontario ( not bad for a little seasonal gallery).

http://www.tripadvisor.ca/Attractions-g154979-Activities-c26-Ontario.html

And, it has been ranked as the #1 attraction on Manitoulin Island:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g528902-Activities-Manitoulin_Island_Northeastern_Ontario_Ontario.html

The gallery is open for the summer. Manitoulin Island is worth the trip!