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DFA186: Hadēs by Brandon Ballengée

DFA186: Hadēs by Brandon Ballengée, used with permission

Source: ScienceArt On View in March/April 2014 on Symbiartic

Populations of frogs, salamanders and other amphibians are rapidly declining worldwide, and those that remain are increasingly falling victim to environmental pollutants that cause deformities such as extra limbs and ambiguous sexual organs. Brandon Ballengée’s work aims to draw attention to their plight through visually arresting images that pique the curiosity of the viewer without turning them off with graphic anatomy. A collection of his work is currently on display at the Midland Center for the Arts in Midland, Michigan.

Read about Ballengée’s exhibit and stay informed of other current scienceart exhibits around the country via Symbiartic‘s regular roundup of ScienceArt On View.

Brandon Ballengee’s portfolio

Kalliopi Monoyios About the Author: Kalliopi Monoyios is an independent science illustrator. She has illustrated several popular science books including Neil Shubin's Your Inner Fish and The Universe Within, and Jerry Coyne's Why Evolution is True. Find her at www.kalliopimonoyios.com. Follow on Twitter @symbiartic.

The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American.



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  1. 1. MMRAK 11:48 am 03/19/2014

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