Dust Suns

Regarding the ambiguous notion of endemic species I explored known travel routes - both natural and by means of organized import or trafficking - as a way in which species of moths and butterflies were introduced into the local ecosystem.

From a collection of long ago taxidermied moths and butterflies - which were all locally found - the dust and other fragments from the decayed animals were gathered. This material was then used within a self-developed electrostatic drawing method; sealed between airplane windows.
Decayed moths and butterflies, static electricity enclosed within airplane windows and Optium acrylic. 34.3x24.1x1.3cm each.

Many thanks to: Auke Gerrits,
Jaap Slikkers, Rijksmuseum Boerhaave Leiden, Stroom Den Haag, Stichting Stokroos.

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