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Dormice have been on the earth since the Pleistocene...that's 30 million years...though their oldest ancestor was the size of a rat rather than as small as 2 inches in length.  They hibernate for up to 6 months out of the year in cold climates like the UK, where they are vulnerable to extinction.  They are one being who would very much like the culture of hedgelaying and coppicing to survive in England, Scotland and Wales, as the loss of that habitat is why the little creatures are having such a rough go of it. 


I recommend Alexander Langland's book, Craeft, if you want to be completely blindsided by your own undiscovered desire to create living hedges (think the magical world of Redwall or Wind in the Willows thriving and bustling where you might have put a boring old fence!  Fruit growing and birds singing where you might have staked a stoic, cold cattle panel!)


Original painting from the Ephemera calendar series (2016-2018).  Black walnut ink and pen on paper.  Approx 9.5 " x 12.5".


For a limited time!!!  WHOLESALE FRAME OPTION:

If you would like to upgrade your purchase to the framed piece, for a limited time I'll be offering a flat 80$ framing fee.  This is a wholesale framing price; I will use my local framer's chop shop for artists to frame the work for you before shipping.  After adding this painting to your cart, find the "80$ Frame" item in my shop, and add to your cart.  


If you do not elect the 80$ frame option, piece will ship flat, unframed, between board.  


More about the Ephemera sale and where the proceeds will go:

Dormouse inHibernation (black walnut ink painting)