Friday, July 23, 2010

Old Prometheus Moth

Finally finished! Colored pencil reverse grisaille method on colored paper.
This moth was resting on our screen door. The worn wings seem to tell of
a long life. She was identified as a female because her antennae are not
feathery; only male moths have feathery antennae. I was intrigued by the
combination of beautiful colors and patterns with the marks of wear and age.
She reminded me of an old oriental rug, still beautiful and maybe more so
because of the stories now a part of the pattern.

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