Deformed toad artist hopes to win public sympathy for amphibians

The mystery of legless and multi-limbed frogs and toads has captivated artist and ecological researcher Brandon Ballengée for over a decade. Here’s how he blends science with art

They may look like eerie creatures from a sci-fi movie but these images and specimens of deformed frogs and toads with missing or extra limbs are the products of scientific research.

New York artist, activist and ecological researcher Brandon Ballengée says his work ‘attemts to blur the already ambiguous boundaries between environmental art and ecological research.’

For more than a decade, a central focus of his biological research and subject of his artworks has been the declines and potential causes of deformities among amphibian populations, known as the Malamp project.

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About Candace M Hansen

Wildlife advocate, conservationist and environmentalist.
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