There are just 14 days left to see Sticks and Stones and Bits of Bones at Mansfield University. Meanwhile in the studio I am going buggy! That's right, buggy! Insects, insects and more insects have invaded my studio. Fortunately they are specimen insects. I bought them from an insect shop in Canada. They are dried and preserved for scientific use. After spending a few weeks in customs they were deemed acceptable to be delivered and now they are sitting in my studio. I will admit it took me a couple of weeks to bring myself to open the containers and take a look. I'm not exactly a big fan of bugs but I must admit I've become quite comfortable with these specimen insects now that I am working with them. Insects are quite intricately detailed, colorful and really rather beautiful after one gets past the fact that they are bugs.
I have a variety of grasshoppers and beetles, a dragonfly and a caterpillar to work with. They are going to be larger than life and spectacular in color and detail. This is truly a project that is turning into way more fun than I had originally thought. So, be looking for bugs.... coming soon to a gallery near you :-)
Debb VanDelinder is an artist working in Scanography (scanner photography)