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40" x 24" Oil on Canvas


Crocodilians are feared and respected by ancient and modern cultures the world over.  They are a predator that lives among us at the boundaries of land and water, an omen of caution, and a reminder of an age before mammalian supremacy.  Still, they are vulnerable to the changing world like so many other forms of life.  To the Olmec, Toltec, and Aztec, the Caiman and Crocodile were divine creatures from the formation of the earth.  In ancient Egyptian mythology, the last judgment of a soul would be weighed against a feather.  If the soul was too heavy, Ammit, the crocodile headed god would devour it.



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