Saturday, July 30, 2011

Katelynn Skaggs submits Olivia Parker

Swallowtail 1
Fly 8
Dragonfly II
We looked at some of Olivia Parker's work in class, but I thought this was an interesting series to consider for scale. The images, from Bugs, show magnified parts of insects. Here you see a dragonfly wing, a fly, and a swallowtail. These infinitesimal parts of bugs become huge, abstract works of art. They are almost unrecognizable, if it weren't for the titles to give them away. I know bugs have been used before under the macro lens, but I like how Parker handles them; she doesn't magnify them to instill a sense of unease or disgust in the viewer, but she makes them appear really beautiful. They are light and ethereal in form and color.

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