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Altruism: Sharing Burden by SethFitts Altruism: Sharing Burden by SethFitts
Though the birds could easily be eaten, the choice is made to help them.
A piece commissioned by New Acropolis (Panama) [link] completed late 2011 to early 2012.
Acrylics and graphite pencil on illustration board.
11x14 inches


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Seth Fitts, 2012
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Halfshavenbananas Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
This image inspired me to write a poem. Here it is, hope you like:

I piggyback on the melatonin boatload
the sleek and tender scale-laden swamp cleric
it somehow never snaps at small birds
that populate and ride it's back like a river trolley
or like a taxi on the waterfront that admits them
Chirps and flying looped gestures
of appreciation act as only naturespeak can provide

though it may feel like their intruding footsteps
are an intrusion during a mid-day swim
they rendezvous on the helipad of it's backside
peacefully, while the gator floats on
An example of altruism
for all interdependent ecoloyalists
The chlorine-free yellow eye
focused, as if to symbolize 'my pleasure, chirpies...'
"My pleasure."
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SethFitts Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh, wow! Very nice! Thank you!!
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:iconhalfshavenbananas:
Halfshavenbananas Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
Love the mood of this.
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:iconsethfitts:
SethFitts Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! I am pleased you like it!
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RodgerHodger Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
I like the graphic quality of the scales.......the slight exageration of them. Charming too the birds along for the ride which I know happens in real life.
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SethFitts Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!!!
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joeyv7 Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
Lovely.
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SethFitts Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Many many thanks!!
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TeresaClark Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
I love the composition and the movement in this one :clap:
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SethFitts Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!!!
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