Artwork / Crime Against Nature / Outfox (Red Fox)

painting of a red fox, close up with dynamic brushstrokes
Gwenn Seemel
Outfox (Red Fox)
2012
acrylic on panel
10 x 10 inches

This is one of those paintings that so many people in my life love. It’s a reaction that I don’t totally understand, like with the response to this piece. Still, I appreciate the feedback and it certainly made me feel more confident as I launched into this piece six years later. Below is the text from the book Crime Against Nature that goes with this image.

Sometimes the boys and girls who don’t make babies don’t even help with childcare.

Red foxes have a communal breeding system similar to that of wolves, but, among these foxes, nonbreeders do not always contribute to rearing the young.

wildlife painting by Gwenn Seemel
detail image