The lizards and geckos on these pages are castings from actual creatures with the exception of the 'horny toad' which is a sculpture. None were harmed in the process. They were found dead. Each one has a different story.
- One was found on a chilly morning in the wheelbarrow outside the studio. The previous evening I had carried wood in the wheelbarrow for heat in the studio wood stove. When I found the gecko, I brought it in and carried it around hoping it would warm up and come to life, but it didn't, so I cast and imortalized it.
- The smallest one was found floating in a tub of water in my studio sink.
- My cat had hold of the largest lizard. I took it away and put it in a safe place for it to recover, but it didn't, so I cast it.