“Frogs are often referred to as “the canary in the coal mine” because they are the most vulnerable to extinction. More than 3% of frog species have gone extinct and almost all of that since the 1970s. Not sure what causes the extinction, but probably climate change, HABITAT LOSS and invasive species. I love anything that eats lots of little bugs. Southern Leopard Frog, like the sliders are ubiquitous. They are everywhere, useful, cute and defenseless, especially against human activity.”
The Frog is a part of the Icon Series by Lind Hollingsworth which focuses on the supporting roles of small creatures in our ecosystem. 2D mixed media relief painting, 12x12, framed. Complimentary shipping within the Continental U.S.
“The construction of the icons uses my mixed media technique of creating a low relief by building up rag paper, mat board, spackling and paper based clay. Paint and generous amount of metal leaf embellish the relief images of flora and fauna. In iconography, frames play the important role of separating the heavenly from the earthly. In the spirit of that concept, great care and thought has gone into the selection of the frame for each piece. In the end, I hope the icons are objects of beauty that will inspire belief in the glory of nature and the will to preserve it.” - Lind Hollingsworth
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