Dime Tree Frog by Jessica Patrick | Limited Edition | Unframed
30 x 30 cm
Archival quality giclée print on 250 gsm cotton paper.
Limited to 50 reproductions worldwide.
Matted, signed and numbered.
Frame not included.
About the Dime Tree Frog
Unlike most frogs, this tree frog lays its eggs in land-based nests. When they hatch, the tadpoles develop in nearby ponds and streams. These frogs are found in southwestern Ethiopia, where the Karo peoples live. Each day, the Karo adorn themselves with circles of paint made from charcoal, chalk, ochre, iron ore, and other mineral rocks. It is a matter of pride and beauty, and the intrinsic pleasure of transforming oneself into a work of art.
Meet the Artist
I use art as an investigative tool to broaden my understanding of the (pre)history and the fragility of the life and culture that surrounds me wherever I go. The experiences I have had while traveling the world have captured my imagination and fueled a hunger to find out more, so that I can better translate my encounters with other life forms to my creative process at home in South Australia's Fleurieu Peninsula. It is my intention to keep the character of both the subject matter, and the culture alive in each piece through intricate line work in pen and ink, inspired by the many ways that different cultures around the world have traditionally used patterns.
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