From the art of Charley Harper, issued in 1973
1500 Signed and Numbered
Paper Size: 17" x 18"
Image Size: 14" x 14"
A rose is a rose is a rose, but Ms. Praying Mantis is the ultimate feminist. Don't romanticize her mating. This predatory female is a potential connubial cannibal. Many a male has learned too late that her intent is not wholly matrimony, and that the way to her heart is through her stomach. Their affair is brief - infatuation, consummation, mastication - and the ceremony is simple, but tasteful - to have and to hold till death do us part. A burp is a burp is a burp.