Time and Tide Bell ~ #200Fish

A Continuing Arts Programme facing Lincolnshire's Coast

#200Fish is a community project to create works of art based on each of the species of fish found in the North Sea

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Fish # 03 Sea Lamprey Petromyzon marinus ~ Helen Green

Faber-Castell oil based Polychromos pencils blended with a solvent 30 x 42 cm

Sea Lamprey

I look like an eel but without the fins, long, agile and strong.
My mouth is large and jawless with lots of sharp teeth.
I am a parasite happy to live on my host in fresh or salt water.
With my suction like mouth I attach myself to the skin of my host.
My victim will eventually die from blood loss or infection.
Yet after I spawn I quickly die and become food for other fish.
Some Europeans even like to eat me!

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