Symbolic in most cultures, the lizard usually corresponds with dreaming and the importance of incorporating the messages from those dreams into our daily lives. Lizards also represent adaptability and agility, as they can handle extreme temperatures and have a special built-in defense mechanism to escape danger. For the people of Nigeria a lizard is a symbol of alertness and protection.
Artist: Joseph Thomas, painted by Yeukai Tanyara
Made In: Zimbabwe
About the artist:
The Improved Arts Metal Sculpture Project was started in 1986 by five brothers. Having discovered their artistic talents, they founded the group to depict African natural history through metalwork and to make a better living. Old tin cans and other scraps of metal from businesses in the industrial area of Harare are turned into these delightful sculptures by these artists using snips, pliers, and hammers.
Item #: PTI-LIZ