Medieval storytelling meets 21st-century fantasy in the Surrealist art of El Gato Chimney. Inspired by everything from graffiti and steampunk to alchemy and spiritualism, the artist brings to life a mystical realm of brilliantly colored birds bearing the weight of social baggage. His introspective paintings are laced with clues and symbolism about society’s virtues and vices. Through the eyes of the diving parrot in Call It Fate, might the shipwreck be Mother Nature’s will in action, or as simple and arbitrary as the snap of a wishbone? The 12 enigmatic paintings in this calendar encourage us to read between the lines, ask questions about the world at large, and celebrate the circle of life all year long.