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Title: The Kelpie
Size: 24″ x 44″
Medium: Enamel on Masonite

The Kelpie is a mythical creature that takes the form of a wet horse to draw children and weary travelers near them.  If one tries to pet or mount the horse, the skin gets extremely sticky and the Kelpie drags the person into the darkest depths of the nearest body of water.  I think the moral to the story is to keep your hands off another man’s horse…

UPDATE:  They apparently call the Kelpie a “Nuggle” on the Orkney Islands.  Gaelic has some awfully cute words for dreadful monsters.

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