Coontie and Atlala, 30''x 36'' acrylic on canvas
Ana Bikic for the Inst. for Regional Conservation .
The IRC and the Tropical Audubon Society wanted to promote the discovery of a once thought of extinct little beautiful black butterfly here in Florida. The larvae use to Coontie plant ,which is being cropped from the wild by the Flower Industry . The Coontie was also harvested for flour and starch. This was joint art/biology and history project for the Annual Event and the surrealist style expresses all the requirements
of information and intrigue . Trompushka Inc. gives 40% of our proceeds to the local Audubon and IRC for commissioned ecosymbolism art.
October 20th, 2008
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