The Waxy Monkey Frog (Phyllomedusa sauvagii) is a stout built tree frog from the chaco dry prairie region of central South America. They secrete a waxy substance that they spread over their skin, to keep from drying out. Eggs are laid in a folded leaf over water, and the tadpoles drop from the egg mass, when hatching, and fall into the water below to develop. Also, they are scientifically proven to be fucking awesome. Science.
Work by Casey Weldon for his part in a two person show, “Inner Wild,” which opens at Phone Booth Gallery in Long Beach, California this Saturday, June 15th. The show also features work by Michael Ramstead. See more of Casey’s work below: