Artwork / Baby Sees ABCs / E Is for Echidna

echidna, wildlife art, colorful and dynamic
Gwenn Seemel
E Is for Echidna
2019
acrylic on panel
14 x 14 inches

$1500

The first names embedded in this image are Eartha, Eben, Ed, Elaine, Eleanor, Electra, Elise, Elizabeth, Eloise, Ella, Eli, Elijah, Elolo, Emilia, Emily, Emma, Erika, Erin, Ernest, Esperanza, Ethan, Eugénie, Evan, Everly, Evlyn, and Ezra.

This book is going to be full of animals I’d never heard of before starting this project, including the echidna! This egg-laying mammal is named after a character from Greek mythology who is half-woman and half-snake, and the reference to an ancient story—specifically one with a snake-woman—pleases me. You can watch the making of E Is for Echidna.

echidna face painted by Gwenn Seemel
detail image