The rose chafer (Cetonia aurata) copyright by 0512

Glimmering residues

Found insect artefacts, cloaked in sunlight

lambda print, 70x100 cm

Already in 4000 b. c. the Egyptians saw three symbols combines in scarabs: the symbol of Creation, the symbol of the new beginning as well as the morning sun. Muhammad Ali floated like a butterfly and stung like a bee. We associate bees with industriousness, ants are hard-working, ladybirds are lucky charms and butterflies are a symbol of transcendence. You can see that insects have always had a changeful history by living among human beings, no matter if they are ignored due to their semiotic deficit or killed because of their insignificant body size or because they are parasites.