Flamingo

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A collaboration with New York artist Roy Wade. Flamingos often stand on one leg, the other leg tucked beneath the body. The reason for this behaviour is not fully understood. Recent research indicates that standing on one leg may allow the birds to conserve more body heat, given that they spend a significant amount of time wading in cold water.[12] …

Woody Guthrie

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Woodrow Wilson “Woody” Guthrie (July 14, 1912 – October 3, 1967) was an American singer-songwriter and folk musician whose musical legacy includes hundreds of political, traditional and children’s songs, ballads and improvised works. He frequently performed with the slogan This Machine Kills Fascists displayed on his guitar. His best-known song is “This Land Is Your Land.” Many of his recorded …

Lion

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A collaboration with New York artist Roy Wade. Lions inhabit the plains and savannahs throughout most of sub-Saharan Africa. These carnivores will eat most large ungulates, or hoofed species. African lions are the most social of all big cats and live together in groups or “prides.” Females do most of the hunting, and male lions defend the pride’s territory. While …

Gorilla

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A collaboration with New York artist Roy Wade. The endangered gorillas are closely related to humans, with 98% of their DNA identical to us. Unlike other primates they are terrestrial, meaning they do not climb trees and are land dwelling, inhabiting the tropical rainforests of central Africa. Historically the gorilla has been portrayed as a vicious killer; however they are …

Amelia Earhart Aviator

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Amelia Mary Earhart ( July 24, 1897 – disappeared July 2, 1937) was an American aviation pioneer and author.Earhart was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She received the U.S. Distinguished Flying Cross for this record. She set many other records, wrote best-selling books about her flying experiences and was instrumental in the formation of The Ninety-Nines, an organization …

Pirate

Pirate

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Piracy is typically an act of robbery or criminal violence at sea. I drew this Blackbeard because he ruled the seas of his time. The piracy term can include acts committed on land, in the air, or in other major bodies of water or on ashore. It does not normally include crimes committed against persons traveling on the same vessel …

Wisdom

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The modern West generally associates owls with wisdom. This link goes back at least as far as Ancient Greece, where Athens, noted for art and scholarship, and Athena, Athens’ patron goddess and the goddess of wisdom, had the owl as a symbol.[39] Marija Gimbutas traces veneration of the owl as a goddess, among other birds, to the culture of Old …

Robert Johnson

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Robert Johnson was an American blues singer and musician. His landmark recordings from 1936 to 1937 display a combination of singing, guitar skills, and songwriting talent that has influenced later generations of musicians. He was believed to have sold his soul to the devil to play the blues. He got murdered over a woman at age 27. DELTA X MELTINGSKY

Dalai Lama

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The Dalai Lama is a high lama in the Gelug or “yellow Hat” school of Tibetan Buddhism, founded by Tsongkhapa (1357–1419). The name is a combination of the Mongolic word dalai meaning “ocean” and the Tibetan word བླ་མ་ (bla-ma) meaning “guru, teacher, mentor” TIBET X MELTINGSKY

Forest Wolf

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The wolf is the largest member of the canine family. Gray wolves range in color from grizzled gray or black to all-white. As the ancestor of the domestic dog, the gray wolf resembles German shepherds or malamutes. Wolves are making a comeback in the Great Lakes, northern Rockies and Southwestern United States. COLORADO X MELTINGSKY