Upon landing on her website, I can immediately tell that she's utterly obsessed with insects. What happened during her childhood that made her connect with insects so strongly? The only memories of insects I have as a child are ones of fear and "get me the hell away from it!!!!" Growing up in Texas really fucks with you as kid. Cockroaches and crickets become a trigger for you, especially during the hot and humid summer months that are also known as the best times for bugs to get busy and make babies.
|does this look like a happy childhood to you?|
Childhood memories aside, the work that Jennifer Angus is able to create from forms and shapes that we usually deem dirty and downright gross is quite beautiful. In a sense, she is a true artist, capable of capturing beauty in something I have such a nasty memory of. Her use of pattern is such a delight to the eye and her ability to utilize the organic color of the insects on such a large scale is striking.
|seriously, how gorgeous!|