Roly Poly

watercolor of a Roly Poly

sumi-e ink + watercolor on kozo

12" x 12"

2015

 

Children call them Roly Poly but actually they are crustaceans, or land crabs that breath through their gills. They don't urinate, they pass the ammonia through their exoskeleton. An added bonus; they can drink from their anus and eat their own poop.