Bottled Creatures: Spade-Tailed Pipewyrm
8×10 inches, watercolor and ink
The “Spade-Tailed Pipewyrm” isn’t the strangest thing about the bottle’s contents. No one knows how, but the cave system in which this tiny aquatic dragon lives contains a series of rivers and caves on the ceiling. Water flowing into the system also begins to “fall up.”
This pipewyrm feeds on insects and vegetation washed into its curious underground lake during storms.