French Curve Beetle
Medium: Duplex Printed Ink / 18mm Silk Twill
Size: 36” x 36”
Beetles are the most prolific species on the planet, consisting of about 8 million types. They have evolved in every way imaginable with incredible dexterity and determination to survive, social skills, and language based on smells. They are small, but they are mighty. We exist on earth together with them. They are crucial to our well-being and sometimes our demise.
I was inspired by the antennae of this creature. Seeking a theme I reached for math and the beauty of French curves with their acute and obtuse shapes. Drawing each slight turn of the curve in an act of love and patience.