Tumblebug

 | Wallhanging by Chris McClelland | Artists for Conservation
Fieldset

Tumblebug

Wallhanging
African Wildlife
Dimensions:
40.00cm H x 31.00cm W
Medium:
Graphite/pencil
Year Completed:
2004
Subject(s):
Dung Beetle with Elephant
Original for Sale:
Original Available
Available as Ltd Edition:
Yes
Artist will donate 10% to Painted Dog Conservation Organisation from sale of this work.
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$5,400 USD

During the months following rain we are always fascinated with the antics of the larger dung beetles after seeing them homing in by wing to freshly laid elephant dung and breaking up the mass into balls.  The almost perfectly spherical balls are then rolled away by the males doing a hand stand and pushing backwards with their hind legs.  Fights often breakout between males over who rightfully owns the ball of dung.  The balls will be buried and a courting female will lay a single egg in its centre.

The original drawing of Tumblebug was selected from many International artworks to be exhibited at the "Focus on Nature" Exhibition being held at the State Museum in New York USA in 2010.

It won a special Jury Award

Available Editions of this Artwork

Edition Info Edition Size Dimensions Edition Price
Tumblebug | Giclee (signed/numbered) 50 40.00 H x 31.00 W $265.00 USD

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