A reptile creature turning to bite its own tail

2021

20cm x 25cm (approx 7.5β€³ x 9.5β€³)

Acrylic, gouache, watercolour and pastel on Arches 300gsm paper

Some skinks will drop their tails to distract a predator. If the predator leaves without eating the tail, the skink will go back and eat it to try and regain the lost resources and start the regrowing process, which makes it a kind of disconnected ouroboros.

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