Reed Frog II

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Medium: Oil and Gold Leaf on Board

Size: 17cm by 17cm



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Reed Frog II

By Marc Alexander from his ‘The Secret Forest’ exhibition. ‘Reed Frog II’, oil and gold leaf on board, 17cm by 17cm, (2014).


Reed Frog II

The Reed Frog, arum frogHorstock’s arum-frogarum lily frog, or Horstock’s reed frog (Hyperolius horstockii) is a species of frog in the family Hyperoliidae. It is endemic to South Africa. The arum frog is found in the southern coastal plain of South Africa from Cape Town in the Western Cape to Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape. Its natural habitats are Mediterranean-type shrubby vegetation, rivers, swamps, intermittent freshwater lakes, freshwater marshes, intermittent freshwater marshes, and ponds. It is frequently found lying at the bottom of arum lilies (Zantedeschia aethiopica), trying to catch pollinating insects.

It is assessed as least concern but some populations are threatened by habitat loss through the invasion of alien vegetation and fire. Contrary to popular belief it is not threatened by the collection and sale of arum lilies.


The Secret Forest

Inspiration for this body of work stems from my love and gratitude toward God for His marvellous creation, which has enthused within me an interest in forestry, particularly its aspects of conservation and regeneration.

The Secret Forest is a paradise of my imaginings, wondrous and alive with many fascinating forms of life. I have often gotten lost in its wooded beauty, trailing shadowy pathways and streams, searching every nook and cranny amongst tangled root systems and mossy rocks just so that I can feast my eyes on its hidden treasures. This is a place where the feral imagination could easily envisage the likes of, elves and tree Ents – a place entirely unspoiled by mankind and the age of machines.



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