A park in Bradford is taken over by Ermine Moth Larvae in May 2011. Wish I’d seen it!
Elsa Mora is a multimedia artists but I am mostly interested in her paper works. The piece above is a small bee paper scultpure and she uses other mostly winged insects throughout her work. Her papercuts have started me thinking about where I could go in terms of paper work after my interim show project.
Mat Collishaw Insecticide
Above is an example of Mat Collishaw’s insect work in which he took crushed bugs between clear slides as well as scanned images of them and made them into large prints.
Although at a glance the forms resemble insects on closer inspection you start to doubt what you are seeing due to their deformity. I think this series of work somewhat reflects what I am trying to do with Billy and my other wasps however where Collishaw was happy to kill the insects and then use them as art material, the more time I spend working with the wasps the more fascinating they become and the less inclined I am to kill them. In fact the ones I have used so far have been dead before I found them.