In a place where art, science and technology meet, Joseph Scheers images of moths emerge. These ubiquitous creatures are often considered drab-colored poor relations of the beautiful butterfly; Scheers artwork will forever change that notion. By using a high-resolution scanner, recently developed digital printing technology, and an artists sensibility, he brings forth the subtleties and astonishing varieties of color and textures that moths possess. The result is a glittering jewel box of brilliantly colored, intricately formed creatures, each with its own landscape of tiny hairs, kaleidoscopic color, iridescent eyes and antennae as intricate as filigree.
Scheers moth experiments started out as a fine art print installation to show a range of insects at large scale in a single room, and have now expanded into a biodiversity project with a significant number of specimens. This exquisitely produced volume features one hundred and fifty prints selected from Scheers extensive collection, images of such incredible depth and color youll want to reach out and touch them. Certainly youll never look at a moth the same way again.