- Gremlin with Gold and Glitter
Using crushed leaves, Gremlin is sponging from a pocket
of water on a hilltop wood tree. Her infants Gold and
Glitter (on her lap, slightly out of view) as well as
surrounding juveniles are fascinated by this technique
and intently watch this specific hand-tool lesson. Fanny,
present in the lower left view and her son Fudge (about
4 years old at this time; closest to the pocket- shown
in the close-up camera view) are very intrigued by Gremlin’s
technique- trying to get a better look. In the close
up view we see Faustino with his chin resting on the
tree studying this method inches away from Gremlin.
Indicative of how the infant twins learn by mother’s
example, one of the infant’s hands appears in
view, retrieving the sponge that Gremlin had dropped.
Ferdinand wants to experiment on his own and goes to
get his own leaves. He chews them in order to make a
moist sponge and approaches the water pocket to mimic
Gremlin’s action. Faustino, his older brother
also is curious and wants to sponge first- thus he chases
Ferdinand from the tree.