I believe we can make art out of the things we find in
our environment. I live in the country so most of what I
collect from my surroundings is from nature.
I can't walk past moth or butterfly wings without
picking them up and taking them home.
( I believe they are the remains of a bird's dinner)
After our first drop in overnight temperatures I found
bee and a grasshopper corpses in my yard,
I decided to keep those too.
I kinda wonder what that says about me.
Recently on Yahoo News there have been stories about
other artist who use nature in their art.
( picture from Yahoo News)
Damiem Hirst recently exhibited a show at the Tate Modern, London, where
he hatched butterflies is a white room. After hatching they soon died due to
lack of habitat. It has become a bit of a controversial exhibit as 9,000
Wonder what they did with all the bodies???
Today on Yahoo there was a story about
Iris Schieferstein, an artist who uses dead animals
in her work.
( I have a shoe addiction)
Stuffed dead bird shoes.
Not sure I have any place to wear those shoes.....
my cats would be all over those!
As for my dead insect collection....
I'm "on trend"!
(big grin...my husband won't be talking me into parting with
my wings and bug corpses any time soon)