Beetles are the most diverse group of organisms on Earth, and account for one quarter of all known species of plants and animals. There are more kinds of beetles than all plants. + Enlarge
Beetle Diversity 2021 Ink 12 in x 24 in
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Bugs of the Night 2020 Ink, Photoshop 12 in x 24 in
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Centipede Maze 2021 Ink 12 in x 24 in
A main difference between grasshoppers and crickets is that crickets usually have longer antennae than grasshoppers. + Enlarge
Cricket 2021 Ink 12 in x 24 in
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Flight Pattern 2021 Ink 12 in x 24 in
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Moth Resting 2020 Ink 12 in x 24 in

Bug Magic is a series of inky illustrations that explore the uniqueness and beauty of  the insect world. Elements of line, shape, texture and pattern depict insects through a graphic eye. 

The natural world is an endless source of inspiration, full of tactility and meaning that continually appears throughout my work. I take every opportunity to explore themes in nature, to shine a light on our environment, and ask the viewer to take a second look. 

Often overlooked and underestimated, insects are incredibly important partners that deserve more understanding. In a way, Bug Magic is my homage to these tiny yet essential creatures. 

Completed, Bug Magic will include 30 black & white illustrations accompanied by short texts including a collection of related scientific facts, quotes, and poem excerpts. Bug Magic is intended for all ages. It will bring a greater awareness and appreciation of bugs, with a wider acceptance and celebration of insects everywhere, but especially in your own backyard!