Artwork / Crime Against Nature / Rudolpha (Reindeer)

painting of a reindeer
Gwenn Seemel
Rudolpha (Reindeer)
acrylic on panel
10 x 10 inches


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It’s important to remember that girls and boys don’t have to look different from each other.

In most species of deer, only the male grows antlers, but among reindeer both sexes sport these bony structures on their heads. Starting in middle or late spring, all reindeer grow the new year’s set of antlers, but males lose theirs by the end of November. Meanwhile, females retain their antlers for an additional seven months, meaning that the famous red-nosed reindeer cannot be male.

In fact, sometimes boys and girls are girls and boys.

See all the images and text by downloading or purchasing Crime Against Nature, the book. The making of Rudolpha is shown on my blog.

reindeer art
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