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In the barren landscape of the Antarctic, penguins create their nests by lining depressions in the ground with small stones. The males spend hours scavenging the area to locate the finest, smoothest ones to gift to their mate. But what if there is no mate? What to do with all those stones? Where to channel all of that love? This painting is for all those who are or have ever been lonely – a metaphorical reminder to fall in love with yourself while you are waiting for the one worthy to give your pebbles to.

The Forlorn Emperor

16 x 12 - Oil on Panel - Sold, Private Collection