Artwork / Crime Against Nature / Self-replicating (Bynoe’s Gecko)

painting of gecko
Gwenn Seemel
Self-replicating (Bynoe’s Gecko)
2012
acrylic on panel
10 x 10 inches

This gecko’s pupil was a fun and fascinating detail to paint. In fact, it was just the opposite of painting the eyes in this portrait where I was going for a flat, opaque, and even dead look. Below is the text from the book Crime Against Nature that goes with this image.

Some girls are so good at having babies that they don’t need any help from boys.

As with a number of lizard species, the female Bynoe’s gecko can produce an unfertilized clutch of eggs which will result in young who are genetically identical to her.

wildlife painting by Gwenn Seemel
detail image