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.
Emerald Ash Borer.
The emerald ash borer (EAB), Agrillus planipennis, is a beetle from Asia that feeds on the tissue under the bark of ash trees. The EAB is the most destructive forest insect to ever invade the United States, and has killed hundreds of millions of ash trees in urban, rural, and forested settings. (Virginia Department of Forestry)