paintings 

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The Extremists

acrylic paintings (30x30cm)

for exhibition 'Ménageries'

at Fellner Louvigny Luxembourg 2019

a collection of animals, each one presenting one or more extreme features, abilities, talents

exhibition book

The Mantis Shrimp

The Mantis Shrimp

most complex visual system, can see polarized light and has 12-16 photoreceptors for color analyzing (humans have 3). They also have hardest punch, equaling the velocity of a 22 caliber bullet, to kill prey or ward off enemies

The Extremists at Fellner Louvigny

The Extremists at Fellner Louvigny

November 23, 2019 - January 4, 2020

The Coconut Crab

The Coconut Crab

strongest grip

The Lyre Bird

The Lyre Bird

phenomenal mimicry artist can imitate almost any sound, ground living and poorly flying

The Cheetah

The Cheetah

fastest land mammal goes from 0-68mph in 3 seconds , only cat that can’t completely retract its claws

The Arctica Islandica

The Arctica Islandica

extra longevity, the oldest known one was 507 years old

The Marlin

The Marlin

one of the largest and fastest fish in the sea, reaches speeds up to 68mph

The Koala

The Koala

spends most of his life asleep, up to 18 hours/day, eats only Eucalyptus

The Ice Bear

The Ice Bear

largest carnivore land mammal, black skinned with transparent fur that appears white

The Longeared Jeroba

The Longeared Jeroba

proportionally largest ears which help dissipate heat from the body, as they live in the desert

The Kiwi

The Kiwi

is the only bird with nostrils at the end of its beak, his sense of smell however is second to none

The Emperor Penguin

The Emperor Penguin

largest penguin species, inhabits the open ice of Antarctica and can face wind chills as low as -60°C

The Dormouse

The Dormouse

sleepy, omnivore, rodent, hibernates for up to six month/year

The Giraffe

The Giraffe

tallest land mammal, shortest sleeper (5-30mins/day)

The Sloth

The Sloth

nobody moves slower

The Ice bear

The Ice bear

largest land carnivore

The Etruscan Whitetoothed Shrew

The Etruscan Whitetoothed Shrew

smallest living mammal

The Box Jellyfish

The Box Jellyfish

most powerful poison

The Proboscis Monkey

The Proboscis Monkey

proportionally largest nose in animal kingdom which impresses females and intimidates rivaling males. Alters loudness of vocalization. Size does matter!

The Chameleon

The Chameleon

skin crystals allows it to change color at will

The Deepsea Angler Fish

The Deepsea Angler Fish

most scary looking, lures his prey with a treacherous light in the dark

The Grey Parrot

The Grey Parrot

emotional and mental ability of a 5 year old human

the Tse Tse Fly

the Tse Tse Fly

blood sucker, transmits diseases and holds the world record in killing humans

The Platypus

The Platypus

the only egg laying, duck bill faced mammal. Has reptilian, bird and mammal DNA.

The Madagascar Tarsier

The Madagascar Tarsier

has largest eyes in proportion to body size and each eye is heavier than the brain. Tarsiers can turn their heads 180° without moving the rest of their body

The Pug

The Pug

shortest nose, one of the oldest dog breeds treated like royalty

The Opossum

The Opossum

plays dead involuntarily from time to time and is immune to snake poison

The Octopuss

The Octopuss

smartest animal which has been seen using tools to complete tasks, has 3 hearts and occasionally eats itself when too stressed

The Bluewhale

The Bluewhale

largest animal to have ever lived on earth, tongue weighing as much as an elephant and heart as much as an automobile

The Tuatara

The Tuatara

looks like a lizzard but is not. It is a Rhynchocephalia (living dinosaur), which flourished around 200 million years ago. All other members of the order became extinct 60 million years ago

The Mayfly

The Mayfly

waiting for one year to be born and to start their short life of one day

The Tardigrade

The Tardigrade

also called Water Bear, are almost indestructible, they can live in extreme living conditions and even survive in outer space

The Saloa

The Saloa

also called Asian unicorn, managed to keep it's existence secret until 1992

The Nautilus

The Nautilus

500 million year old living fossil

The Hippopotamus

The Hippopotamus

world's deadliest large land animal, killing an estimated 500 humans per year

The Rhinoceros Beetle

The Rhinoceros Beetle

proportionally strongest animal on earth

The Chimpanzee

The Chimpanzee

human's closest cousin, sharing 95-98% of DNA. Can be taught sign language in captivity.

The Human

The Human

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The Narwhale

The Narwhale

has the largest tooth in animal kingdom, and is also called Unicorn of the sea

The White Rhinoceros

The White Rhinoceros

last male gone March 19, 2018

The  Sparrow

The Sparrow

has adapted to live in close proximity to humans

paintings for project

As Time Goes By

at Centre d'Art Nei Liicht, Dudelange (L)

2016 personal exhibition

exhibition book

Upload  2014-2015

Upload 2014-2015

acrylic painting 30 x 120 cm

Teach your Children Well 2016

Teach your Children Well 2016

acrylic painting 50 x 70 cm

Night, Night  2014-15

Night, Night 2014-15

acrylic painting 120 x 160 cm

Big Step Ahead?  2014

Big Step Ahead? 2014

acrylic painting 100 x 100 cm

From The Heart I    2015

From The Heart I 2015

acrylic painting 100 x 100 cm

From The Heart II  2015

From The Heart II 2015

acrylic painting 100 x 100 cm

4 Seasons   2014-15

4 Seasons 2014-15

4 acrylic paintings 50 x 50 cm each

Zum Kuckuck 2011-12

Zum Kuckuck 2011-12

acrylic painting 100 x 100 cm

Forever Young 2015

Forever Young 2015

acrylic painting 100 x 100 cm

the Muse

the Muse

in progress

in progress

Fall painting in progress, section

Fall painting in progress, section

4 seasons 1 of 4 50x50 cm acrylic painting on canvas

Summer, section

Summer, section

4 seasons 1 of 4 50x50 cm acrylic painting on canvas

Spring painting in progress, section

Spring painting in progress, section

4 seasons 1 of 4 50x50 cm acrylic painting on canvas

time patterns

time patterns

work in progress acrylic paintings

making of

making of

Hair 2013

commissioned work

100 images (10x10cm)

paintings, photo transfers, objects 

130x130 cm 

Hair

Hair

10x10 cm acrylic painting on canvas

10x10 cm acrylic painting on canvas

10x10 cm acrylic painting on canvas

10x10 cm acrylic painting, and sewing on canvas

10x10 cm acrylic painting on canvas

10x10 cm acrylic painting on canvas

10x10 cm acrylic painting on canvas

10x10 cm acrylic painting on canvas

10x10 cm collage on canvas

Still Life, Life Line 2012

a life illustrated by 366 images (10x10 cm)

paintings, drawings, photo transfers, objects

displayed in one continuous line of 40m +

 

exhibition book

10x10 cm acrylic painting on canvas

Still Life, Life Line

Still Life, Life Line

exhibition view

10x10 cm stitching on patterned cotton material mounted on canvas

10x10 cm felted heart mounted on canvas

10x10 cm acrylic painting on canvas

10x10 cm photo transfer on canvas

10x10 cm acrylic painting on canvas

10x10 cm photo transfer on canvas

10x10 cm acrylic painting on canvas

10x10 cm acrylic painting on canvas

10x10 cm acrylic painting on canvas

10x10 cm acrylic painting on canvas

10x10 cm acrylic painting on canvas

10x10 cm acrylic painting on canvas

10x10 cm acrylic painting on canvas

10x10 cm acrylic painting on canvas

101 Winged Creatures 2009

101 images 10x10 cm 

oil paint, patterned paper on wooden boxes

total size 65x230 cm

 

images of ordinary, extraordinary, fake, real, extinct, endangered, borderline, imagined, invented, prevented, floating, flying, diving, hovering, gliding, colorful, dull, fierce, funny, lovable, despicable, treacherous and unnecessary but funny icons 

 

101 Winged Creatures full view

101 Winged Creatures full view

Rubber Ducky

Rubber Ducky

Ernie's favorite. 10x10 cm patterned paper and oil paint on wooden box

Flying Squirrel

Flying Squirrel

Flying Squirrel, actually glides, its tail acting as a stabilizer in flight. 10x10 cm patterned paper and oil paint on wooden box

Egg

Egg

Egg, beginning life, symbol of the human soul. 10x10 cm patterned paper and oil paint on wooden box

Honey Bee

Honey Bee

Bee, sweet bee, busy bee, Bacchus discovered your honey. 10x10 cm patterned paper and oil paint on wooden box

Fly Fisher

Fly Fisher

Fake wings to lure the prey. 10x10 cm patterned paper and oil paint on wooden box

Blue Whale

Blue Whale

Whale, attribute of Jonah, the one who supposedly got swallowed. 10x10 cm patterned paper and oil paint on wooden box

Crane

Crane

Origami crane symbol of honor and loyalty. 10x10 cm patterned paper and oil paint on wooden box

Little Swimmer

Little Swimmer

Der Schwimmflügel die ultimative Wasserflughilfe. 10x10 cm patterned paper and oil paint on wooden box

Mercury Hermes

Mercury Hermes

Hermes, Mercury messenger of god and Zeus’ offspring. 10x10 cm patterned paper and oil paint on wooden box

Superman

Superman

Superman, Clark Kent wears contact lenses when flying. 10x10 cm patterned paper and oil paint on wooden box

© Diane Jodes 2014

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the Tse Tse Fly

blood sucker, transmits diseases and holds the world record in killing humans