"Suture Me Bat" Acquired by Mint Museum / by Susan Jamison

I'm pleased to announce that my painting "Suture Me Bat" has been acquired by the Mint Museum in Charlotte, North Carolina. http://www.mintmuseum.org

 

 Susan Jamison, Suture Me Bat, Egg tempera on panel, 18"x18", 2010

Susan Jamison, Suture Me Bat, Egg tempera on panel, 18"x18", 2010

“Suture Me Bat” depicts a big brown bat (Eptesicus fuscus) tethered to a woman's finger by a red thread which is sutured into her flesh symbolizing our connection to these fascinating and helpful creatures. These frequently misunderstood animals are not creepy or sinister. In fact, they help mankind by consuming over 1000 potentially disease carrying misquotes per hour as well as pests that eat farm crops. Bats are mammals which nurse their young which means they have much more in common with primates than rodents. 

Big brown bats are among the North American bat species infected with White-nose syndrome (WNS) a fungal disease known to predominantly affect hibernating bats. To lean more about what you can do to help preserve our bat population go to: https://www.whitenosesyndrome.org