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Bynoe's 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, just like the striking eye color of these gulls. To learn more about the making of this painting, watch this vlog. Below is the text from the book Crime Against Nature that goes with this image—the book can be read and purchased here.

...while other girls are so good at it 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.