Katydid October Fifth
Watercolor, ink and pencil, 2014
I found him sitting lethargic on the sidewalk, while walking my dog. Given its fall and cold, I knew he was dying. I picked him up and took him home. I set up a tank with soil and branches to keep him comfortable, and greens for him to eat. He tried to chew but did not have the strength to do so. I painted this image before he would pass away. He was a most beautiful creature.