Artwork / Crime Against Nature / It Is Easier for a Camel to Pass Through the Eye of a Needle Than for a Fertile Woman to Understand Infertility (Dromedary)

painting of a dromdary
Gwenn Seemel
It Is Easier for a Camel to Pass Through the Eye of a Needle Than for a Fertile Woman to Understand Infertility (Dromedary)
2012
acrylic on panel
10 x 10 inches

$1000

This double portrait of a mother and child reminds me of this 2017 one and this 2007 one. Below is the text from the book Crime Against Nature that goes with this image.

Some girls aren’t very good at having babies.

There are high instances of infertility among dromedaries. As with most domesticated animals, the fertility rate among camels is the subject of intense study. At this point, the female dromedary’s troubles is blamed on the mismanagement of herds, but it should be noted that both conception and childbirth can be difficult and deadly in many species, domesticated or otherwise.

wildlife painting by Gwenn Seemel
detail image