Installation view for college assessment.
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The figures on environmental destruction and extinction quoted by the artist Mark Dion were the initial catalyst for this work. Further research revealed the alarming rate at which insects and other invertebrates were becoming extinct. I discovered Internet sites that dealt in vast numbers of insect specimens, these often arranged as symmetrical patterns in tawdry box frames. It saddened me that such beautiful creatures were disappearing at such a rate, many killed simply for display as novelties. Some of these species will be lost forever. Read the rest of this entry »