Artwork / Crime Against Nature / Happily Ever After (Black Swan)

illustration of a pair of black swan dads with babies, acrylic painting by queer artist Gwenn Seemel
Gwenn Seemel
Happily Ever After (Black Swan)
acrylic on panel
10 x 10 inches


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Sometimes two boys parent as a team.

Among black swans, males sometimes pair-bond with other males. These couples tend to be successful as parents since the combined strength of two males allows the swans to maintain a larger nesting territory. They acquire eggs to raise either by briefly forming a trio with a female or by taking over the nest of a heterosexual couple.

Children can be raised by an extended family.

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

black swan painting by Gwenn Seemel
detail image