Zoo Portrait : Druk, the tokay gekko
About Druk, the tokay gekko:
The Tokay is a large gekko, reaching up to 35 cm in length. It is cylindrical but somewhat flattened in body shape. The eyes have vertical pupils. The skin is soft to the touch and is generally grey with red speckles, but the animal can change the colour of its skin to blend into the environment.
Tokay gekkos are culturally significant in many East Asian countries. In Southeast Asia it is a symbol of good luck and fertility; in folklore it is said to have supernatural powers. Many believe the tokay gekko is descended from dragons.
About Yago, the artist:
Yago Partal (b. 1982, Barcelona) lives and works in Barcelona.
He creates his anthropomorphic images through a painstaking combination of photography, illustration and collage. His intention (in humanising animals) is to make us look again, to see them as "one of us" and not something to be exploited or endangered.
Yago has returned to university to study his passion, zoology. The sales from the Zoo Portraits have enabled him to support a number of wildlife charities over the years, and to work with children to educate the next generation about animal conservation.
Yago Partal is represented by Subject Matter Art, an online fine art gallery based in London. For any questions about his work, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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