Earth’s Treasure Chest
Wildlife Mural Mosaic
Artist:

Dakin, Charity

Panel
#102
Title:

CICINDELA LIMBALIS

Medium:
Acrylic
Artist website: www.nightofartists.com
Artist Comments: I've recently come across the idea of trompe l'oeil still life painting and have been intrigued by the concepts of "trompe l'oeil", meaning "trick of the eye", and "still life". This painting fully incorporates both. While it is a trick of the eye in the manner in which it is painted, it is also a freeze frame of several creatures. Included in this painting is a claybank tiger beetle and some other critters you find within the vacinity of their riverside home - a snipe egg, Jenkin's spire shells, a beaver skull, a kingfisher feather, charred wood, a great ram's-horn water snail, and an American Emerald.