In a recent post, Jim Chen  of Jurisdynamics references Jo Whaley’s Theater of Insects. He provides an enjoyable discussion of giantism in insects and the global weather implications. However, I would like those who quilt to consider the beauty of Whaley’s images and the possibilities they provide for design and art.

In the example to the left, the split in colors and balance between the beetle and the sphere are exquisite. It reminds me of some of Sharon McCartney’s work–or perhaps, the work of Judy Coates Perez, and tempts me to produce striated, distressed fabric with such imagery as applique.

I am always amazed by the beauty of nature, and the beauty of the mundane (how often do we look at members of the beetle family with indifference if not disdain?)

Thanks Jim.

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