This specimen is part of my ongoing Paper Taxidermy series. It is created from layers of paper painted with acrylic ink, and then mounted to a wooden plaque. These pieces combine my love of illustration and ‘curiosities’, in order to make a painting come to life in small object form.
I also refer to the project as ‘Aenthromology’, a blend of insect forms with elements of the human body. I love the push and pull of subject matter we recoil from, only to look closer, only to recoil once more.