insect life

insect life

Insects have a pretty rough life. I love to walk around and creep on these little guys, observe every aspect of their lives and contemplate how our lives are ultimately the same--pointless and robotic (in the sense that we're programmed by biology).

With this project I imagine insects, always exploring the edge of an enormous unknown world with a sense of wonder and excitement (maybe not with consciousness, but with an inherent purpose), maybe the way humans did ages ago. It's interesting to imagine this in order to give us a somewhat analogous placeholder to a human life before science and knowledge of the boundaries of this world.

Dragonflies are one of my favorite subjects personally and they show up here often but this series also features leafhoppers, katydids, a variety of flies, spiders, butterflies, beetles, assassin bugs and some other invertebrates.

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