I believe we can make art out of the things we find in our environment. I
live in the country so most of what I collect from my surroundings is from nature.
I can't walk past moth or butterfly wings without picking them up and taking them home ( I believe they are the remains of a bird's dinner).
After our first drop in overnight temperatures, I found a bee and a grasshopper
corpses in my yard, I decided to keep those, too.
I kind of wondered what that said about me?
Recently on Yahoo News there have been stories about other artists who use
nature in their art.
Damiem Hirst recently exhibited a show at the Tate Modern, London, where he hatched butterflies is a white room. After hatching, they soon died due to lack of habitat. It has become a bit of a controversial exhibit as 9,000 butterflies died.
Wonder what they did with all the bodies?
Today on Yahoo there was a story about Iris Schieferstein, an artist who uses dead animals in her work. She is famouse for her dead animal shoes. Stuffed dead bird shoes, not sure I have any place to wear those shoes.....my cats would be all over them!
As for my dead insect collection....I'm "on trend!"
(Big grin...my husband won't be talking me into parting with my wings and bug
corpses any time soon)