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Topic: Darwin on Galapagos linocut  (Read 1298 times)
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« on: March 18, 2009 02:09:43 PM »

This is a new lino block print I made of Darwin standing on a Galapagos tortoise. Don't try this at home; tortoises are not for surfing! Wink

He really did this. He wrote;
"The inhabitants believe that these animals are absolutely deaf; certainly they do not overhear a person walking closely behind them. I was always amused, when overtaking one of these great monsters as it was quietly pacing along, to see how suddenly, the instant I passed, it would draw in its head and legs, and uttering a deep hiss fall to the ground with a heavy sound, as if struck dead. I frequently got on their backs, and then, upon giving a few raps on the hinder part of the shell, they would rise up and walk away; but I found it very difficult to keep my balance."

-Charles Darwin, 1835, Galapagos Islands

This is 12.5 inches tall by 6 inches wide on Japanese washi paper. Hope you like it. Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2009 02:43:22 PM »

That's fantastic! I like to see ol' Chuck enjoying himself.

Science is crafty too.

« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2009 03:18:56 PM »

this absolutely rocks! the details are amazing. And of course, so is darwin Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2009 04:18:39 PM »

Terrific subject! Darwin rules.
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2009 10:40:26 AM »

Thank you goodnorevil, ninjanator and urbazewski! Ol' Chuck made me LOL. He's 200 this year, so I guess he deserves to celebrate.

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