Artwork / Baby Sees ABCs / S Is for Sandpiper

curlew sandpiper art, acrylic painting
Gwenn Seemel
S Is for Sandpiper
acrylic on panel
14 x 14 inches

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The first names embedded in this image are Sacha, Saleem, Sam, Samimi, Sanchioni, Sara, Sasha, Scarlett, Sebastien, Shannon, Sharmila, Sharon, Shayla, Shimoda, Siena, Sita, Sky, Sofia, Sol, Stacey, Stanley, Stella, Stephanie, Susan, Susannah, and Suzanne.

The curlew sandpiper is very social, often forming flocks with other related species, and its lifecycle is also tied to that of a very different animal: the lemming. The population of this small arctic rodent fluctuates widely, so, every four years, a massive migration of lemmings diverts the focus of the bird’s usual predators.

You can watch the making of S Is for Sandpiper.

curlew sandpiper painting
detail image