Poison Dart Frog pen and ink drawing South Australian artist Jessica Patrick

Poison Dart Frog by Jessica Patrick | Limited Edition | Unframed

Regular price $75.00 $0.00

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 Poison Dart Frog

The Ranitomeya amazonica is one of 170 species of poison dart frogs, all of which are endemic to Central and South America. The name comes from the documented, albeit uncommon, application by indigenous groups of their poison to blowdarts. This one is native to the Loreto region of Peru, where the Shipibo-Conibo have lived for thousands of years. Shipibo-Conibo culture is rich with shamanic tradition, and the art is a direct representation of visionary trance. The key-like forms such as those seen on this poison dart frog are described as shapes that are both seen and heard, and are remembered through songs called icaros.


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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