For the love of frogs
Overlooked for their slimy reputation, the frog unfortunately struggles through a plague of its own. Chytridiomycosis is a fungal infection that develops on the skin of these amphibians, causing death and extinction worldwide. The discoloration that occurs is indicative of the disease. It is therefore the colour and pattern of the frogs’ skin that forms my primary research.
Through the medium of print and digital multi-head embroidery, my work explores a stylized, graphic interpretation of these animals. The patterns morph from repetition into layered motifs celebrating the diversity of these species, whilst equally considering the demise of the frog and its diseased fate.