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From: Sandy P. Klein
Sent: Wednesday, October 22, 2003 3:38 AM
Subject: The writer Vladimir Nabokov once observed ...


Of Moths and Myth

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The writer Vladimir Nabokov once observed that "It is astounding how little the ordinary person notices about butterflies." Just imagine being a moth. Even though some 90 percent of insects known as lepidoptera are not butterflies, they're the ones that get all the glory. Puccini, after all, didn't write "Madame Moth," and we don't protect our favorite woolens with "butterflies-balls."

None of this literary and historic prejudice bothers the printmaker Joseph Scheer. His high-resolution scans of moths reveal tapestries of color, texture and detail you just don't expect from a bug. Furry and deep vermillion, translucent and lime green. And flying, finally, into the spotlight.

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