Saturniidae [ORIGINAL]

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Saturniidae [ORIGINAL]

1,200.00

Saturniidae depicts a tray of Midwestern moths housed in the Chicago Academy of Science’s collections. The replication of the specimen case thematizes the way that taxonomy categorizes organ- isms, while also highlighting the diversi- ty within species. At the same time, the use of a trompe l’oeil technique raises questions about fidelity of the collection as an image of the world.

Gouache and watercolor, 16”x20”, in a wood frame with handwritten specimen label

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