Working with the land as well as working with junk metal, I think about decomposing matter and waste, and about the hidden life that takes place under our feet and how it’s impacted by human by-products. Birthed from these wonderings, I built tentacles, exploring the imaginative visions of something underground rising up from the soil. A playful monstrous surprise? A conglomeration of earth’s raw materials? The soils revenge?
Would a planet covered in butterflies be a peaceful place? This is a very small planet, 3.5' diameter, so I like to think a planet of this size covered in butterflies is a peaceful space.
Three large sunflowers, made from old farm parts, grow up the wall of this Centennial Farm House in Kirk, CO.
When this giant caterpillar emerges, let’s hope it can find enough to eat to avoid a life of mushroom - sitting and hookah - smoking.
One out of every four animals is a beetle. When you approach this beetle, consider that some of the bigger species of beetle have been known to eat small birds and mammals and can eat their body weight in food daily. This beetle weighs 212 lbs.
Insect eggs are intricately beautiful. The metal sheets I used to build these were wonderfully rusted before I got to them. This is my intersection of exciting discoveries.
The heroic dung beetle. Go dung beetle go!
Playing with friends inside a water droplet; dreams do come true.
Insects are the only group of invertebrates that have evolved wings and flight. Wings help them pollinate plants, which allows for us primates to eat. Thank you insects.
Larvae eat as much as possible so they can build up energy for the transition into a beetle. Humans eat insects in 80% of the world's nations. Beetles are the most popular, usually in the larval stage. Take-out, anyone?
I cut the dickens out of this cabinet my friend found by a dumpster in an alley. Pollinating garbage I'd call it.
I'm obsessed with wings. Interesting, considering I'm a fish.