How Frogs Change the World

Ben Patterson2012

Frogs & Friends

Frogs & Friends
Berlin, Germany

„Another piece is about frogs. [Laughs] Well you saw that, Pond. I recently discovered an internet site on which they have listed how people try to imitate frog sounds in 68 different languag- es. [Laughs] The English is ribbit, ribbit. But the Chinese have their own—Russians, Afghans, and so forth. So you have the visual, but also you have to make the sounds yourself in your head, if not out loud, to make the thing work. So I use that kind of text information a lot in the work, because it adds another dimension to it beyond the color and the shape and form.“ - Ben Patterson, 2013, in: THE FORGOTTEN MAN By Melissa Venator with an interview by Damon Smith. SIGNALtoNOISE Magazin #65 Page 21.


  • Title: How Frogs Change the World
  • Creator: Ben Patterson
  • Date Created: 2012
  • Physical Location: Wiesbaden, Germany
  • Physical Dimensions: 80 x 80 x 10 cm
  • Original Source: Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden
  • Medium: Collage on canvas, mixed media, wind-up frogs, artificial lotus flowers, deco lady bird

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