Margot Cormier Splane Visual Artist

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Internationally Award Winning Artist

Frig this I’m Leaving


Hand Pulled Serigraph ~ 18 Stencils

2019 ~ 3 x 4” ~ 8 x 10 cm

Edition 54, artist proofs 5

This frog art refers to the fable about taking a pot of water at room temperature and adding a frog. If you boil the frog slowly supposedly it stays in the pot.

This frog art is based on an old fable that says if you put a frog into water that is boiling, it will immediately jump out. However if you put the same frog into water at room temperature, and very gradually heat the water, you will boil the frog.

People are complacently sitting on a planet that is gradually getting warmer and warmer. The frog here is an apt metaphor for Global Warming today. Attitudes and actions are slowly coming around, but it is so little and so late. Generally it is becoming harder for politicians to be taken seriously when they try to explain that two, ‘one in a hundred year storms’ in five years are normal. The evidence is very clear, but whether we are going to stay in the pot and let it get a bit warmer, or whether we are going to finally get out of the warming pot, is still up in the air.

Frogs are such cool little bug eaters. When I am out in nature if I spot a frog, I always stop to watch it. This frog art is an homage to my mosquito eating buddies.

This Serigraph Has Participated in the Following International Exhibitions

2022 BIMPE XI Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition, Visual Space Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2021 International d’Art Minniature, Diffusion Culturelle de Levis, Levis Quebec, Canada
2021 Internationale d’art miniature’s 11th edition, Centre d’exposition Louise-Carrier, Ville-Marie, QC, Canada
2021 The International Contemporary Miniprint of Kazanlak, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
2021 The International Contemporary Miniprint of Kazanlak, Kazanlak, Bulgaria
2021 40th Mini Print International of Cadaques, Galerie L’Etangd’ Art, Bages, France
2020 40th Mini Print International of Cadaques, Fundacio Tharrats d’Art Grafic, Barcelona Spain
2020 40th Mini Print International of Cadaques, Taller Galeria Fort, Cadaques, Spain