Sunday, May 31, 2009

'honey gatherers of the mind'






So I missed this incredible show highly touted by my dear friend Sharon. This gorgeous and creepy display that begs an intimate view. Look closer...a spin on trompe l'oeil by Jennifer Angus. By use of the familiar, pattern papering a wall, she has meticulously pinned an array of bees and beetles and butterflies, oh my! Challenging myth, history and the legend of bugs' bad rap, she creates beauty. Breathtaking prints just slightly raised from the wall, a harmonious blend of man and nature.

Our treasure lies in the beehive of our knowledge. We are perpetually on the way thither, being by nature winged insects and honey gatherers of the mind.
~Friedrich Nietzsche

4 comments:

Julia said...

What with Anthro's honey combs and other bees and butterflies, I think this show is perfectly in tune with the trends :) You're right, they're a little creepy but hugely incredible!

blue moss said...

interesting....

Secret Leaves said...

Tyler, I'm so glad you at least got a chance to look at her work online. It's truly incredible. To those of you who haven't sussed it out, those are REAL bugs. They are huge and the colors are stunning. Check out her work, it's wonderful.

Sharon

Mrs.French said...

I would love to see this up close...sort of...a bit torn at the moment...so pretty from afar! xo t