Horned Gecko

Horned Gecko

Private collection

36" long 1997

 

Cut from one single piece of recycled steel and hammered into three dimentional form, this lizard is one of a host of geckos I have created in various sizes for collectors from coast to coast.

Gecko is the common name for members of a family of small, harmless lizards, found mainly in tropical regions. Certain species of this family make a loud clicking noise that sounds like “gecko”; they are the only lizards that make any sound other than hissing. Geckos are often seen at night running upside down on the ceilings of houses. Some geckos can cling to smooth surfaces because each toe has a disk composed of scales with many minute brush-like projections, which create friction with the surface.