Of Moths and
|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.