Moths Under My Nose
Continuing an unfortunate trend in local insect-related art shows that I have missed, here are some works from Bay Area artist Ana Labastida
. Her installation "Pullulate" is just one of several works involving moths and swarms, and was recently on display at the aptly named Swarm Gallery
in Oakland. All her works are made out of recycled materials.
Ana Labastida, Pullulate, 2011
Ana Labastida, Pullulate (detail), 2011
Who doesn't love moths with eyeballs? Find me that person, if you can. I know predators don't like them, but I think they're keen.
Ana Labastida, Drive in the dandelion fields, 2009
Ana Labastida, I have the certainty of being like the Summer, 2009
To prevent future gallery attendanceFail, I have taken the advice of culturevore Engineer's Daughter
and am now keeping a closer watch of art-announcement sites like Happenstand
. I am determined to catch all insect art in the butterfly-net of my retinas!
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