Tuesday, January 13, 2009
I knew the iguana had a dewlap (the flap of skin below the lower jaws) and a row of spines running down their back to their tail. I had no idea the two species of iguana had a third eye on their head. This eye is known as the parietal eye, which looks just like a pale scale on the top of their head. Clearly this is an animal unlike any other.
This is an original, first edition, lino block print iguana in olive green on handmade mustard yellow Japanese gampi paper. It is ~11" wide and 8" tall (28 cm by 20 cm). It is one of only 6 prints in the edition. The print reflects the intense colours of the iguana's Caribbean home.