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The Insect Art of John Dilnot

The above work is “Underfoot”, a limited edition screen print by Brighton-based artist John Dilnot. His works are a giddy riot of form and color, whether they’re folded into chaotic garden scenes or cut out and crowded into wooden boxes. … Continue reading

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Psychopomp

Kirk Maxson’s hallway installation of pinned paper butterflies is now gone from San Francisco’s Eli Ridgway gallery, but hopefully he has more butterfly-installations planned for future exhibitions. Of all the Cut Paper Swarms of Butterflies that I’ve seen, his is … Continue reading

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The Bottled Bugs of Colleen Paz

Last week at Oakland’s Art Murmur I got to play with some of these enthralling bug jars made by artist and designer Colleen Paz. A button awakens a frenetically oscillating insect inside each one. I’d love to own one of … Continue reading

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The Uncomfortable Insects of Sarah Garzoni

We frequently use insects as tools in industry, science, art and agriculture. We keep them as pets, kill them for clothes, and patent their genes. In that uncomfortable vein is a great collection of insect-related works from Sarah Garzoni. Though … Continue reading

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The swarming paper of Kristi Malakoff

Swarms, whether fish, foul, or flies, are a constant source of wonder and fascination for humans, as well as a frustration. We lack lateral lines or instinctive reactions, and  so our attempts to swarm usually result in chaotic crowds and … Continue reading

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Insect Ball

Biomorphic glass artist Alexis Berger sent me this lovely vintage illustration to cheer me up during my weekend of flu.  I love the attendees, especially the obscure eyed lantern bug in the foreground!

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Insects of Hair

“As an artist with a deep interest in sustainable and self-supporting systems, human hair seems the most immediate and true material. I find fascinating the historical implications and various uses of human hair. I am also intrigued with the attraction/repulsion … Continue reading

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Stick Insects

I totally dig the wooden wing details in Kyle Bean’s matchstick insects. Even more enjoyable than the above photos by Owen Silverwood, fredbutlerstyle has some lovely in-progress shots of the dragonfly.

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“In everything there are particles of all things”

Anna Pinzari and Chantal Corso have a delightful gallery of paintings from 2008 depicting butterfly wings at such a close range that they become abstract arrangements of colored rectangles. Butterfly and moth wings are covered with tiny scales that give … Continue reading

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