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Eleanor McGough

Rosalux Member Since 2015

The idea that insects are bio-indicators of ecosystem health fascinates me. My work seeks to articulate the critical role these diminutive and ephemeral messengers play in the structure of life, and how their mind-boggling variety captivates human imagination. Elaborating on the astonishing variety of insect forms with my own interpretive variations, I use impermanent materials to convey the fragile, and temporary nature of these subjects.

The narrative of my work weaves climate change and vanishing habitats with the conditions of loss, grief, and adapting to inevitable change. I am drawn to insects for their metamorphosis and ultimately find hope in the idea that transformation is an enduring possibility and a cause for optimism as life on our planet evolves.

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