Green geckos are sometimes heard before seen. As night turns dark a staccato call of "Geck-o! Geck-o!" may be heard sharply emanating from the tree or the building. When they are spotted, these nimble lizards can be heavily patterned with spots, squares and dashes in black, yellow, brown and white. While females are green, the males are grey with white and brown splotches. The inside of the mouth, which is revealed in a threat display in some species, is deep blue, orange, pink or red. The broad fleshy tongue, which has a major function in cleaning the transparent scales which cover the eyes, is also brightly colored; depending on the species it is red, orange, pink, yellow or black. The ears of geckos appear as small openings on the side of the head behind the eyes, and the eardrum is visible a short distance inside this opening. Geckos evolved very similar hairy adhesive toe pads that help them adhere to and navigate vertical and inverted surfaces.
Petra Despos is a Florida based Artist, originally from Hungary. She's been creating Art since her childhood and later on become a Decorator, however she enjoys painting the most she also loves to try new projects. She often makes jewelry and home decorations. "I wanted to join to this community project, because I love Art, and I wanted to be a Chalk Festival member for a long time ago. My old dream came true, thank you very much for this opportunity. It was amazing to see every Artist to do there best to create something beautiful, I personally love all of them:)"
"I painted a Gecko and a Frog. The task was about to create something which is connecting with Sarasota Florida. I do love reptiles, in Florida geckos, lizards and frogs are everywhere. It is perfect fit to celebrate 100 years old of Sarasota through Art:)"