Contemporary artists and geneticists are in the same boat: Drowning in data.
It often does seem a pity that Noah did not miss the naturalistic boat.
A visual proof that naturalism is not realism.
Sgraffito drawings are the work horses of contemporary realism, even when they skip around arbitrarily.
Trying to decide such issues simply by fixating on a fluid and arbitrary definition is, by nature, pony tailing crazy.
Without getting too far into the weeds on the specifics, killing creatures that exist only in folklore is not easy.
Good art ducks the darts.
Our visceral concept of what is "natural" depends on what we, or flower fairies, are used to, and will continue to evolve as technology does.
Exposing human vulnerability in turbulent times. There is a complexity apparent in these pictures that take them beyond beauty.
Ludicrous art may be its own best reward.