Ad Victoriam or To Victory features chinchillas jousting and wearing ermine. They meet in the middle over a carnival squash, their dewy eyes not yet betraying their mutual need to own this colorful food source.
Something happened to escalate the struggle and now they joust as well-heeled chinchilla ladies watch on tenterhooks. I didn’t intend to make this political, but I couldn’t resist depicting one horse in red and the other in blue.
Actually, one crest is for Florence and one is for Milan, but finishing this so soon after the election made me feel like reappropriating.
I would love to hear your stories of the chinchilla joust. Feel free to comment here or contact me if you have some ideas of your own. In the meantime enjoy this recipe for stuffed carnival squash.