09 December 2008

Similar is not the same as The Same.

click on imageThe coiled antlers adorning the regal heads of these cardboard cutouts (Cervidae papyrae profunda or Cervidae papyrae dura) are very similar, but no two are ever identical.

[Be sure to click on image to get the full picture]

21 comments:

Rui Sousa said...

Great work you have here, very expressive one!
regards
Rui Sousa

Cheryl said...

The antlers are like a .. journey. And i love that deep blue.

Sandy said...

No, they are not the same...one is a 12 point, one is a 4 point and the other is a 6 point...he he he.

Their description is very official sounding...for cutouts. ha ha

Very well done.

studio lolo said...

Of course there are only a few who can relate to the genus of this particular species. I, of course, being one of them ;)
Their antler displays resemble candelabras. I'd say it's time for a celebration! Well done Ms. Cat!

Mick said...

"Similar, but NOT matching", was the phrase we often got from Hugh Downs in the early days of CONCENTRATION on TV.

Rrramone said...

So true. I am digging those antlers!

Michael O'Connell said...

great style… and whimsical quality… i'm glad i clicked and saw the whole image…

thanks for the visit and kind words…

studio lolo said...

The names have been changed to protect the 'clever."
I'm getting a kick out of the different monikers you've chosen here and there. You're killin' me!
:D

Tony Sarrecchia... said...

What a great holiday card cover this would make. Great job!

Yara Kono said...

Nice work! Thank you to visit my blog. x

Bella Sinclair said...

Obviously, these reindeer have been to the salon. Wonderful! Love the curly-cues! And I got a kick out of their alien-esque eyes. :D

ValGalArt said...

True and beautiful! I enjoyed the diamond story too :)

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Delightful!

And true: I understand that no two deer have antlers shaped exactly the same. Unfortunately, I think that is one of the reasons that hunters like to hang deer heads of their walls.

bookbabie said...

Beautiful piece, love the color and simplicity.

studio lolo said...

I'm glad you finally saw white raven today. I think of you every time I paint one, Felis :)

Hobbes said...

We are relieved to hear it. Beautiful creatures.

Sàlvia said...

I love your pictures. They are precious. Congratulations on your creativity and artistic work. This drawing me to keep the place in the blog, with a link to your blog.
Merry Christmas with peace and color

Besadetes

studio lolo said...

There's a giveaway happening at my place...come on over!

Archaeopteryx said...

Beautiful. They look like they might be related to Irish Elk, because of the giant elaborate antlers, and the devilish look in their eyes.

Kat Hannah said...

So true - beautiful seasonal work

Galatea said...

Nicely done, Cat.

You know, there's something very celestial and extra terrestrial about these reindeer!

~ Galatea