Talented Hampton Art Scholar Leonardo Falcone has added to his collection of awards after being named as one of the winners of the 2023 Royal Society of Biology’s BioArtAttack competition.
Third Year Leonardo took top prize in the 12-14 age category for his art piece entitled The Axolotl. The detailed work, which showcases the pupil’s painting and calligraphy skills, celebrates one of the most unusual creatures on earth; the axolotl, a breed of salamander which originates from lakes and canals in Mexico City.
Leonardo channelled his love of both Biology and Art to create the artwork, which was highly praised by the RSB judges. He was invited to the Houses of Parliament to receive his award.
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I chose the Axolotl, as it is one of the most unique and interesting animals I know. From a scientific perspective, it is mind-blowing, as it can regrow entire lost limbs, as well as parts of its spine, organs, and brain. Visually, it is also mesmerising, with an almost alien appearance. I’m delighted to have been named as one of the winners of the competition.