by Ronelle Reid
51 x 76 cm | Oil on Canvas | Unframed
Bats have always been demonised in popular culture. Vilified as ""carriers of disease"", ""destroyers of crops"". But in truth, these beautiful creatures are an important keystone species, pollinators to many tropical and desert environments and without them, ecosystems could collapse.
When creating this work I wondered about the nocturnal lives of bats and if they were day time (diurnal) animals if their image would be different. With wings outstretched in an inky black sky my flying fox dreams of a sunny day.