Catherine Chalmers: artist of small things

Catherine Chalmers

Catherine Chalmers

Catherine Chalmers rocks, in my book. She takes the artist’s approach to insects and other “less desirable” organisms, and as a result shines a spotlight on all of the preconceptions (anthropomorphism) that color our ideas about insects and other small things. Cockroaches are a major theme, and she also uses flies, mantises, and geckos–CUTE geckos licking their eyes!

So, to supplement the cockroach-robots news I just posted, I’ll share a little of her work. There’s more than one way to be inspired by nature!

Here’s a link to one of her art videos. The cinematography is wonderful–breathtaking in spots.

Here is an interview in which she explains her approach. Enjoy!


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