Venomous jewel

In this painting, I delve into the intriguing juxtaposition of allure and danger, as represented by the vibrant yet venomous poison dart frog. This creature, known for its striking colours that warn predators of its toxicity, serves as a metaphor for the deceptive nature of appearances. The bold, saturated hues of the frog draw the viewer in, symbolising sweetness and attraction, while the inherent danger of the frog’s poison reminds us of the lurking risks beneath surfaces. I aim to capture this duality, prompting a reflection on the seductive facades in our own lives that may conceal hidden threats.

  • Venomous jewel
  • Nick Wolmarans
  • 2024
  • Oil on wood
  • 42 x 30 centimeters
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