Friday, June 7, 2013
This is Tusko. I was drawn to the elephant skull because of the tusks and giant cyclops hole in the forehead. This was a cool painting that had some happy accidents. I unintentionally formed four separate trunks.
Tusko is a popular name given to elephants in captivity. Three notable elephants with this moniker were the meanest elephant, the elephant that died on LSD and one that has resided at the Portand Zoo.
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Saturday, June 1, 2013
I gave him the name Pliny after Pliny the Elder who wrote Naturalis Historia around the first century. It is one of the largest surviving texts from the Roman Empire and in it Pliny the Elder described a giant squid with a head the size of a cask and 30 foot tentacles weighing 700lbs.