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Drosera (Depth of a Carnivore)

15.5" x 21.25"

Acrylic paint, ink pen, water-based paint pen on paper

2016

 

Drosera is a group of carnivorous plants that are of the "flypaper" variety, meaning they trap their prey by having an exceedingly sticky surface that the creatures cannot pull off of once they have touched it. Drosera do this by having sticky droplets on little tiny stalks all over the plant, and are nicknamed the sundews. These creepy little stalks actually bend toward the prey once the prey has touched a few, so that before long, the creature is stuck all over with the sticky droplets. Plants that move quick enough for the naked eye to see?? Plants that eat?? These sorts of oddities are the things that delight and fascinate me!