Nopal leaf abstract

The Nopal leaf is an abstract sculpture, each side with a different color scheme. The two “tunas” – or prickly pears – are made out of clay, covered with crystal beads and a crystal bead flower. The flowers are Wixáritari beadwork. The natural shape of the Nopal leaf is painted in colorful, abstract forms as … Continue reading Nopal leaf abstract

Leopoldo, the hybrid gecko

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 … Continue reading Leopoldo, the hybrid gecko

Jackson, the three species chameleon

Jackson is inspired by three different chameleon species: Furcifer petteri, Furcifer timoni and Trioceros jacksonii. Furcifer petteri and timoni are both endemic to Madgascar and are, sadly, endangered species. Meanwhile, Trioceros jacksonii is native to East Africa, but has been introduced to Hawaii and Florida. Jackson is fully covered by thousands of cristal and clay beads. It took 4 … Continue reading Jackson, the three species chameleon

Hybrids

These two reptiles; a chameleon and a gecko, are hybrids, creations inspired by the mexican tradition of  making alebrijes. The alebrijes are usually imaginary creatures made by combining the different physiognomic elements of different animals into one creature. The results are very often astonishing. The imaginary creature becomes real. The chameleon Hikuri Roshgadol, in green, blue and … Continue reading Hybrids