Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Insect Collages






 


Recently, the kitchen table has been awash under a pile of moths, wasps, beetles and bees.
I was reminded recently of a trip i took the the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge back in 2009, celebrating the work of Charles Darwin. Of course, what struck me most from that visit was the exquisite drawings and prints recording the stunning species and specimens.  With this in mind i recently started to create a mass of insect lino cuts, Each insect has been printed, hand tinted with colour, then waxed, then formed into individual collages.  I'm now hoping to frame them all ready for an exhibition at Church Street Gallery in Saffron Walden. More news soon.

10 comments:

Janet Friel said...

Stunning work! I have a fondness for moths and beetles too and I'm intrigued by the waxing technique. What adhesive do you use to create the collage once they're waxed?

Gina said...

Wow! They are fabulous.

Bella Gingell said...

These are quite fantastic, lovely colours and subjects.

Anna said...

Lovely creatures, well done; I love the subtle colours.

The Windmill Stump said...

These are amazing!

The Keen Eye said...

How talented you are and how beautiful your insects look.

Margaret Cooter said...

Gorgeous. Love the idea of waxing them before collaging.

Joanne said...

Lovely linocuts Amanda.

Chantal said...

these are beautiful!

Bursa Printer said...

wow. beautiful natural design. :)