The Ultimate Noah’s Ark, 1990–1992, by Mike Wilks (British, b. 1947)
From The Ultimate Noah’s Ark, by Mike Wilks
Two by two, over seven hundred quirky creatures crowd this eye-twisting, brain-teasing painting by artist and author Mike Wilks. In his book The Ultimate Noah’s Ark, Wilks challenges sharp-eyed viewers to find “a vociferous insect and a bird with a loud voice,” “a mammal with a nose for luck,” “a talkative antipodean,” and a single creature “alone and without a mate.” Might the mateless, mystery creature be clad in a gray business suit and playing a musical instrument? The search begins…
Known for works of intense complexity, Wilks takes readers to an entertaining and informative carnival of discovery. He invested more than 6,500 hours in researching and creating The Ultimate Noah’s Ark, with zoological information verified by London’s Natural History Museum.