Artwork / Crime Against Nature / What Really Happened When Nemo’s Mother Died (Clownfish)

painting of two clownfishes in an anemone
Gwenn Seemel
What Really Happened When Nemo’s Mother Died (Clownfish)
2012
acrylic on panel
10 x 10 inches

$1000

I probably would have painted clownfish for this series anyway, but it seemed especially important to do so since they’d been so completely misrepresented in a well-known children’s movie. The subject of this painting has also been widely misrepresented. My painting is a reflection of all the ways his teachings have been perverted by American Christians. Below is the text from the book Crime Against Nature that goes with this image.

Boys can become girls.

When a clownfish female is removed from her anemone home, the male turns into a female and one of the couple’s young becomes a mature male. The new pair continues to breed in the same anemone.

wildlife painting by Gwenn Seemel
detail image