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Booth 217

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About the Artist

After years of collecting real insects I gave it up and turned my hand to making models of bugs using colored pencil drawings on card stock. Over the years I have refined my techniques and now use various types of drawing ink, acrylic paint, watercolor, archival grade art papers, transparency film and other materials to achieve the high degree of realism my creations reflect today. People often believe my paper insects are quite real, necessitating my somewhat humorous disclaimers that no insects were harmed in the making of the artwork!

There is something intriguing and sublime about the world of insects...their industry and adaptability; their often stunning appearance. I have found that if I take time to look closely there is an amazing breadth of beauty and astonishing capability waiting to be admired.

I have been exhibiting my artwork for many years now and never get tired of hearing the surprise in peoples voices & seeing the smiles on their faces when they first see my paper bugs. Often memories are triggered and a story ensues!

I am often asked which insect is my favorite and I always have to go with the beetles. The variety is staggering and new species are still being discovered. My BeetleMania piece is an expression of my appreciation for beetles. It has 50 little sculptures representing some of the most colorful, amazing beetles from every continent except Antarctica.

I sincerely hope my artwork inspires people to pause for a moment every now and then to appreciate our insect neighbors; we are, after all, quite dependent upon them.

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Selected Works

Selected Works Thumbnails
Kaleidoscope

72" x 72" x 3"

 

Kaleidoscope

72" x 72" x 3"

 

The Eyes have it

48" x 36" x 3"

The Eyes have it

48" x 36" x 3"

BeetleMania!

42" x 42" x 3"

BeetleMania!

42" x 42" x 3"

Rising Sun

42" x 42" x 3"

Rising Sun

42" x 42" x 3"

Kaleidoscope

72" x 72" x 3"

 

Kaleidoscope

72" x 72" x 3"

 

The Eyes have it

48" x 36" x 3"

The Eyes have it

48" x 36" x 3"

BeetleMania!

42" x 42" x 3"

BeetleMania!

42" x 42" x 3"

Rising Sun

42" x 42" x 3"

Rising Sun

42" x 42" x 3"

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