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#125 Walerus, Becky

#125 Walerus

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Artist: Becky
Art Height: 5.0" (12.7 cm)
Art Width: 7.0" (17.78 cm)
Frame Height: 10.0" (25.4 cm)
Frame Width: 12.0" (30.48 cm)
Medium: Gouache
Features: Framed

Only a Pinipounce skilled in hunting can evolve into Walerus. When the creature’s girth exceeds the capacity of its already large frame, it begins to sprout tusks, beginning its evolution. In adulthood, these tusks can reach up to eight feet in length. In contrast to its predecessors, Walerus feeds infrequently, relying on its effective parsing of body fat. Thriving in freezing waters, Walerus uses its tusks to hang onto ice so it may freely breathe without setting foot on land. In this aquatic environment, a Walerus can effectively use its weight to propel itself at great speeds.

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Learn more about Becky Dreistadt's year-long project showcasing 151 creatures hand-painted by the artist, accompanied with imaginative stories by her partner Frank Gibson culminating in a fantastically fun exhibit and book release.  More details

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