"Eye of the Broadclub Cuttlefish"
Prismacolor pencil and acrylic gouache on paper
30 x 22 inches
Cuttlefish eye study for “A Study of Eyes” group show opening at Backwoods Gallery in Melbourne in December.
Kozy created this painting based on a photo Dan shot of a cuttlefish off Lion Island in Papua new Guinea. Both of us are fascinated by all aspects of cuttlefish, and mesmerized by the look of them really close up. Their eyes are alien and their skin is one of the most amazing things nature has ever concocted.
Dan saw a Wunderpus octopus (Wunderpus photogenicus) at the end of a dive in at the jetty in Ambon. December 2012.
"The Usual Suspects"
50 x 15 inches (127 x 38 cm)
gouache on paper
Painting of Malayan Tapirs we made for our current exhibition at Narwhal Gallery in Toronto. One of several threatened tapir species, The malayan species has a wonderful panda-esque coloration as adults and the young have amazing patterned fur. Mostly we picked the tapir though because of their noses! They make so many amusing faces that seem to convey human expressions - they are impossible not to like!