'36 Outlines of Entomology'


36 Outlines of Entomology | Recycled Paper, Wire and Thread | 34cm x 34cm x 4cm | 2019.


A life size study of a pair of insects with fantastic colour combinations and patterns. A Bhutan Glory Butterfly from Bhutan and north eastern India, and a Harliquin Beetle, a member of the long horn family that can be found in Mexico and Uruguay.


Each insect starts life as a tight roll of paper which is hand carve like a piece of wood to create their 3D bodies. Their shells are cut from paper and attached to the bodies before wire legs wrapped with thread are attached. Some insects are painted using water colours to create a particular pattern and others make use of the colours and textures I find already printed in the books and magazine I've collected. The butterfly wings are cut from paper and hand embroidered to give their patterns a more textured and colourful, shiney finish.


The frames are handmade for each display from solid wood and glass. This particular frame has been made from Ash wood and lightly oiled. It has a wire on the back so it will hang from a wall or can stand on a shelf or mantel piece.


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