As a child, I used to spend my weekends catching small creatures and then attempting to replicate their natural habitat within a jar. Soon, I realized that creatures don’t take well to life inside a small container, and ceased my trapping activities.
If I was an animal, I think I’d be a salamander. They breath through their skin and soak up the world’s toxins and emotions. I like frogs, slugs, and snails for the same reason. These sensitive creatures make great pets. They don’t need food or water, and will be your companion for endless hours. When you are sad, just sit with them a while. They will listen.
Courtesy of various private collections
Watercolor on paper, brass wire, foam, acrylic paint, archival foam, and glass jar