YES there really is a blue-eyed gecko. National Geographic identifies it as Smith’s green-eyed gecko but its eyes looks blue to me. And to Uncle John Bomai.
Uncle John captures the image beautifully in this painting. Just a snippet as my scanner isn't big enough to take in the whole work.
Who is Uncle John? Well he's a Simbu artist who can be found most days selling his works to tourists at the small street market outside the Holiday Inn in Port Moresby.
He's a relative of ours who studied under the famous Mathias Kauage but makes his living in the tourist trade.
A few year ago we walked into a hotel in Darwin on a baking hot afternoon and, lo and behold, there was a beautiful PNG painting hanging above the reception desk.