Insect Icons is a series of nine acrylic paintings featuring undesirable (to humans) species of insects. Each 8” x 8” canvas is first painted with shimmering layers of two metallic golds and a metallic bronze with brushstrokes adding to the gilded effect. In the photographs, this ground looks much flatter than it does in person. Framed in black to 10.25” square. $250.
The Calliphoridae (commonly known as blow flies, carrion flies, bluebottles, greenbottles, or cluster flies) are a family of insects in the order Diptera, with almost 1900 known species. The maggot larvae, often used as fishing bait, are known as “gentles.”
The name blowfly comes from an older English term for meat that had eggs laid on it, which was said to be flyblown. (Wikipedia).
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