Zoo Portrait: Ikal, the axolotl
About Ikal, the axolotl:
The axolotl is also known as the Mexican walking fish. Unusually for an amphibian, it remains aquatic and gilled its whole life - never developing lungs and taking to the land.
Sadly, these amazing looking creatures are critically endangered, due to water pollution and urbanisation in the Mexico City area. The city is currently trying to protect the remaining population of axolotls by building "axolotl shelters".
Axolotls have the incredible ability to regenerate their limbs, and were also a staple part of the Aztec diet.
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 email@example.com.
This artwork is:
Limited edition I Signed by the artist I Printed on archival inks and paper
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