Aug 10, 2008 - 0 Comments - Uncategorized -

Insect Magnetism

Magnetism — as in attraction and repulsion.

Insects are intriguing; they’re like living machines and yet there’s something threatening and disturbing about them.

When insects are viewed inside a glass case we can relax and admire their alien architecture. But out in the wild; unrestrained and on an equal footing, they make us uneasy.

I think art is the same. We like the glass cases; the labels; the books that offer us safe answers. But out in the wild — where art comes from — we have a hard time seeing it for what it is because out there you have to think for yourself.

Image Notes
A Sterlingware fractal enlarged 2x and modified with the circular wave filter from Showfoto, a Linux photo program.