2019 AMI Online Salon

Batrachotoxin in the Golden Poison Dart Frog

Project Details

  • Company/Institution: University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Entrant Name: Danielle Robinson
  • Membership Type: Student Submission
  • Other Contributors:
  • Address: Elkins Park,PA
  • Client: University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Medium/software used: Mudbox, 3DsMax, VMD
  • Final presentation format: 24×20 inch poster
  • Primary Audience: College student/ Educated lay audience

Project Description

The world around us is filled with beautifully unique and eye-catching creatures. Many of these stunning animals have developed unique defense mechanisms in order to survive. This piece aims to elaborate on the lesser known mechanisms of how a specific toxin found in the skin of the golden poison dart frog reacts when introduced into the bloodstream of predators, as well as how the frog comes in contact with this toxin. This poster utilizes intense color, value, atmospheric lighting, and basic graphics to draw attention to the big impact of this small amphibian.