Eyespots are amazing. they are a pattern on an animal, insect or fish that evolved to confuse predators. They came about to draw a predators attention away from the most vulnerable part of a prey animals body and direct it to a less important part. This imaginary butterfly fish has an eyespot where the real butterfly fish has an eye. He swims around backwards in warm tropical waters stalking and eating butterfly fish.
Tropical fish float carelessly through warm clear waters dreaming of gentle things. They have Brian Eno’s Another Green World playing in their heads 24×7 and it makes them very relaxed. This is a red tropical fish from the side. His name is Jack. When he isn’t snoozing he is playing xbox-one with his shark friends online. Bright red and cyan have an amazing effect on your optic nerve. It vibrates. I first noticed this effect when looking and reading about Psychedelic Posters from San Francisco in the 70s.
When a fish kicks off they float motionless upside down. This fish was called Rocco. He passed away today from aquatic pneumonia. He left behind a wife and 37 children. His fins stretched throughout fish society. He met his maker at 12:29 PM on March 16th.
This is a Doug Stanhope fish. They are funny and they have the gift of gab but they have to light up a cigarette every 30 minutes or they go into nicotine withdrawal. Their fins start to shake and they get stressed and lightheaded. Sometimes they find it hard to cope because the airport is a no smoking environment so when they get to their destination they smoke an entire pack to make up for it. It is hard to believe that these fish don’t care that smoking is killing them, making their teeth yellow, giving them wrinkles and making them smell funny. They are sure that their constant persistent lung infection is probably fatal stage 4 small cell lung cancer but they keep smoking because it is easier than quitting.
I love to look in old encyclopedias at dinosaur fish and other aquatic critters from a long time ago. Anything with many rows of sharp teeth and reptilian slit eyes spark my interest. It is amazing how the many generations of ocean life end up fossilized and in stratified layers in the earth. And those layers when looked at – give scientists an organized glimpse into the past at the different species of ocean life that has lived and gone extinct. The further down they dig – the greater the distance they travel back in time.
Funny green squarish fish with fat red lips. Frank the fish floats around the soft warm waters of the Caribbean in winter time and dozes off to dream about flying in bright blue skies. He hears angelic music and feels peaceful and happy when he is asleep. He wakes up to drink like a fish and then he goes back to sleep to dream.
This is a painting of a cartoon dolphin fish with a stupid look on his face. This fish is big, oafish and dopey. He swims around slowly humming nursery rhymes and passing gas. He likes to mutter his mantra: “all is for the best in the best of all possible worlds” as he goes about his daily life doing fishy things.