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African civet art by Gwenn Seemel
Gwenn Seemel
C Is for Civet
acrylic on panel
14 x 14 inches

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The first names embedded in this image are Caitlin, Caleb, Calvin, Caroline, Casey, Cathy, Chao, Charlie, Charlotte, Chelsea, Cheryl, Cheyenne, Chie, Chloe, Christine, Christopher, Claire, Claude, Colin, Connor, Cora, Cory, Courtney, Craig, and Crystal.

For hundreds of years, the African civet has been hunted for the secretion of its perineal glands, a substance called civetone, which is used as a perfume fixative and flavor. Civetone can now be produced synthetically, but people still harvest the substance, killing or torturing civets in the process.

You can watch the making of C Is for Civet.

wildlife art by American artist Gwenn Seemel
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