brnadon ballengee

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This frog – or DFA 18, Triton (2001/7) to give it its proper title – is the creation of Brandon Ballengée, an environmental artist who says his work “attempts to blur the already ambiguous boundaries between environmental art and ecological research”. Over the past six years he has been studying global species decline and he has become a field observer for the United States Geological Survey’s North American Reporting Centre for Amphibian Malformation. Ballengée developed a chemical process that makes skin and other tissue transparent while leaving bones and cartilage stained with colours.