"Blue Raspberry Jelly"
12x24" acrylic on canvas
(C) Cara Bevan 2008
After doing “Crustacean Salutation” and a commission just
as complicated, I was longing to paint something simple.
The simplest painting yet has become “Blue Raspberry
Jelly.” Jellyfish are not really fish – they are invertebrates,
related to coral and sea anemones, and are classed as
plankton. Some jellyfish can be as small as one inch to as
large as 200 feet long! Jellyfish have no head, brain, heart,
eyes, or ears. They don’t have bones, either. Instead they
capture their food with thousands of poisonous tentacles
and digest it in their dome shaped bodies. Because jellyfish
have no bones, they can’t control where the ocean current
takes them. That’s how so many jellyfish end up on land,
from snowy shores to tropic beaches. Also varying is their
poison. On every hair-thin tentacle is millions of microscopic
barbs that have a poison stored within them. Some poison
won’t hurt humans, others cause mild discomfort, and a rare
few can cause excruciating pain and even death! But
jellyfish are gentle creatures, flowing where the water takes
them. They don’t have a care in the world, and as long as
we don’t encounter them we won’t either.
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