DescriptionBlack and White Colobus Monkey enjoying a tasty treat. The Colobus Monkey is an 'Old World' monkey native to Africa. 'Colobus' is Greek for 'docked' and these monkeys are named as such for their stubby thumbs that resemble stumps. The Colobus are herbivores with their diet consisting of leaves, fruit, flowers and twigs. Their primary habitats include woodland grasslands, and secondary forests. They live in territorial communities of about nine individuals total, consisting of one male with several females and their offspring. Because of their sloppy eating habits and their digestive system, they provide an important function by helping with seed dispersal. The Colobus Monkey are threatened by many predators, animal and human alike.Digital filters and textures used.
Shawna Rowe Member Since July 2012 Artist Statement I grew up in a creative family who loved photography, music, art and random hiking adventures. That helped me to develop a love for nature and artistic expression early on. I've never limited myself to one particular medium but I do favor graphic shapes, bold colors and whimsical style. Whatever the medium, I try to include some or all of those elements in my work.
My family has always been a big inspiration and they feature in a series of satirical cartoons that I've done just for fun over the years. Each year I make a new cartoon to celebrate each of my daughter's birthdays. I've also made my own greeting cards for family members over the years.
Lately, I've been making detailed magazine collages. Each one is made of 100% recycled paper cut into tiny shapes and carefully applied much like paint onto canvas. It's an art-form that requires a lot of time and patience but I love this unusual way of creating. Thank you for visiting my gallery!
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