Insect Magnetism




Magnetism -- as in attraction and repulsion.

Insects are intriguing; they're like living machines and yet there's something threatening and disturbing about them.

When insects are viewed inside a glass case we can relax and admire their alien architecture. But out in the wild; unrestrained and on an equal footing, they make us uneasy.

I think art is the same. We like the glass cases; the labels; the books that offer us safe answers. But out in the wild -- where art comes from -- we have a hard time seeing it for what it is because out there you have to think for yourself.

Image Notes
A Sterlingware fractal enlarged 2x and modified with the circular wave filter from Showfoto, a Linux photo program.

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