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Were We Closer To The Ground As Children?

January 8th, 2009

Were We Closer To The Ground As Chidren?

Installation view for college assessment.

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January 8th, 2009

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Calico insects, quilted tea-dyed text, lighting.

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Were We Closer To The Ground As Children?

January 8th, 2009

were-we-a5The 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 »

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Soft Insects at ‘Light’ exhibition, The Mill, Banbury.

January 5th, 2009

Soft Insects at 'Light' exhibition, The Mill, Banbury.

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Soft Insects, as shown at The Mill, Banbury.

January 5th, 2009

Soft Insects as shown at The Mill, Banbury.

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Soft Grasshopper as shown at The Mill, Banbury.

January 5th, 2009

Grasshopper as shown at The Mill, Banbury.

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Soft Grasshopper, detail.

January 5th, 2009
Soft Grasshopper (detail)

Were We Closer To The Ground As Children?

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Soft Grasshopper.

January 5th, 2009

Soft Grasshopper.

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Soft Earwig as shown at The Mill, Banbury.

January 5th, 2009

Earwig as shown at the Mill 'Light' exhibition.

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Soft Earwig, minus antennae.

January 5th, 2009

Soft Earwig.

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