Lepidoptera

COMING THIS MARCH 2016 at FROELICK GALLERY

Preview Wednesday: March 2nd, 5:30- 8 pm
First Thursday: March 3rd, 5:30- 8 pm
Artist's Talk: Saturday, March 5th, 11 am

I spent the winter of 2014 with a magnification visor carefully drawing onto copper the delicate specimens loaned to me by the Oregon State Arthropod Collection in Corvallis, Oregon. Their curator Christopher Marshall and their lepidoptera specialist Paul Hammond gave me a crash course in entomology collections, storage and handling, preserving, and the moths themselves. The etchings were intended for an artist’s book which was then printed and bound. This second set of etchings remained as individual prints. The moths selected were born out of the idea of creating my own personal collection, rather than a comprehensive identification book. It is varied and capricious, a little of everything yet delving deeply into a few moth families. Virginia Woolf embodies it well when when she muses on the moth both as an insignificant creature and, as she says, “a tiny bead of pure life and decking it as lightly as possible with down and feathers” (from her non-fiction essay ‘The Death of the Moth’ which accompanies the prints in the artist’s book). The etchings were printed on handmade and custom-colored paper made for this project by Katie MacGregor from Maine.
All are line etchings, several have additional aquatinting or engraving.
The paper size on all prints is 11 x 7.5"; the large etchings are 7.75 x 5.25" and the small plates are 4.5 x 3". Images below are of the prints available. Please contact Froelick Gallery or myself for purchases.

etching with aquatint, 7.75 x 5.25 etching with aquatint, 4 x 3.5 etching with aquatint, 4 x 3.5 etching with aquatint, 4 x 3.5 etching with aquatint, 4 x 3.5 etching with aquatint, 4 x 3.5 etching with aquatint, 7.75 x 5.25 etching with aquatint, 4 x 3.5 etching with aquatint, 7.75 x 5.25 etching with aquatint, 7.75 x 5.25 etching with aquatint, 7.75 x 5.25 etching with aquatint, 3.5 x 3.5 etching with aquatint, 4 x 3.5 etching with aquatint, 4 x 3.5 etching with aquatint, 4 x 3.5 etching with aquatint, 4 x 3.5 etching with aquatint, 7.75 x 5.25 etching with aquatint, 4 x 3.5 etching with aquatint, 7.75 x 5.25 etching with aquatint, 7.75 x 5.25 etching with aquatint, 7.75 x 5.25 etching with aquatint, 4 x 3.5 etching with aquatint, 4 x 3.5 etching with aquatint, 4 x 3.5 etching with aquatint, 3.5 x 3.5 etching with aquatint, 7.75 x 5.25 etching with aquatint, 7.75 x 5.25 etching with aquatint, 7.75 x 5.25 etching with aquatint, 7.75 x 5.25