“Marsh” Vladimir the Fish
Author: Praskovia Vlasova (Girhasha)
Material: polyurethane, acrylic paint, acrylic lacquer, epoxy.
Height: ~7 cm (2.7 in.)
"The Heat is like red-hot stones, which are pressing you to the ground and burning your shoulders. During the Heat everything goes wrong, each movement is challenging you like it was the viscous liquid around you. All that remains is to lie down in the bushes and to sweat like a pig.
However, if the weather was different, it is doubtful that Vladimir would choose other way to spend his time. And in both heat and cold his skin is covered with a shiny slime. Thus, only his existence makes him sweat and strain himself. It is difficult to say, does Vladimir feel discomfort about permanently changing weather around him or not.
It is more likely that he's simply doesn’t care. And you should not be misleaded about the leaf protruding from his abdominal folds. It can easily resemble an umbrella, covering him from the blinding sun. Probably, it has simply stuck and Vladimir is too lazy to move and throw it away.
Even if Vladimir is crucially against any type of work, he still can be quite useful in the summer. He exterminates mosquitos. No, he does not eat or catch insects but they still die because of him. The greediest ones burst from overeating, unopposed by Vladimir, and mosquitos, who have some self-restraint, later die from poisoning. Likely they are being destroyed by bile and toxins that circulate in Vladimir's blood because of his peculiar diet and it is also possibly to blame it for lethal dose of cholesterol that they ingest."