Leopoldo is a hybrid gecko inspired by three different animals; a bee, a snake and a gecko.
Its body and face are those of an Asian gecko, the Eublepharis macularis. The bi-color tail was inspired by a Honduran milk snake, the Lampropeltis triangulum hondurensis, and its wings by a common honey bee, the Apis mellifera.
All geckos have five fingers in each hand and leg, just like humans do. However, as you can see, Leopoldo only has three fingers. This is because it is an allegory to our digital era, in which we use our fingers more than our feet.
Leopoldo is available at Ethos Arte, Tienda en linea.
Davit Nava, Leopoldo, 2014, iron structure, post-use plastic bags, used clothing with white glue, acrylic on clay, stained glass, crystal beads, 18.5 x 9.8 x 6.3 in / 47 x 25 x 16 cm.