Saturday, 22 September 2018

rose-colored: wings


From my archives.

Background from photo by Wolfgang Tillmans. Moth wings by Maria Sibylla Merian—a way cool woman who traveled to Dutch Guiana in 1699 to do entomology research. She proved, for the 1st time, the phases of metamorphosis from caterpillar to moth/butterfly. Hand w/ roses from postcard of a Mexican "calendar girl." Flying-fish collage from the incomparable Max Ernst (my hero).

a craving for order


From my archives. The dried paws are of European moles, collected in the Netherlands. In the center are fragments of butterfly wings.