Oct 4, 2013

Day of the Dead piece entitled "Death of a Monkey's Uncle"

Death of a Monkey's Uncle, Pen and Marker on paper, 11" x 14"

This piece, entitled “Death of a Monkey’s Uncle” is based on the origins of the phrase “A Monkey’s Uncle”.  The phrase was popularized in the mid 1920s, but it was coined in the late 1800s, when an editor at a publishing house, upon reading Darwin’s first draft of  “The Descent of Man” (in which Darwin proposed the theory that man is related to monkeys), shook with laughter and declared “Well, I’ll be a monkey’s uncle!”.


  1. This is really fantastic! Great theme and thought provoking. Love the flowered border