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This is the second in a series of descent animals, the first of which is lost to the world, it is a study of the Ascalapha odorata more commonly known as the Black Witch Moth. I found this creature stuck to a high ceiling, in a hostel in Mexico. Unfortunately for me in many cultures one of these moths flying into your house is considered bad luck and In some parts of Mexico, people joke that if one flies over someone's head, the person will lose his hair. This drawing of is of a female, with a wing span around 17cm which is why i initially mistake it for a bat, but covered in patterns more similar to butterfly.

The original drawing tries to mimic the texture of the moth using fine lines and dots, to recreate the intricate patterns whilst also resembling how brittle and fragile it is. The image is printed in medium grey ink on recycled paper, similar to the faded lifeless wings.

Moth (2016)


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This artwork is sold by Lauren Squires from Netherlands

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