Pika Study

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Pika Study

Wallhanging
Dimensions:
29.00" H x 15.50" W
Medium:
Acrylic
Year Completed:
2016
Subject(s):
Pika, Panama wildlife, rainforest
Original for Sale:
Original Available
Available as Ltd Edition:
No
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“This painting follows one pika as it goes about its daily routine. Commonly misidentified as a rodent, pikas are actually related to hares, and live in loose colonies in rocky areas of alpine regions. They do not hibernate, so must work tirelessly during the short summer months of those higher altitudes to prepare. I have always admired their industriousness: they will gather grasses and lay them in stacks to dry, before stockpiling this hay for warm bedding and food for the winter. This is one creature that is easier heard than seen. Their call may let you know that they are nearby, but there is no guarantee that you will be able to spot them, as they camouflage extremely well against the rocks that make up their habitat. When you are lucky enough to hear one, your best chance to see it is to sit quietly and wait until it returns to its regular activities.”

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