I thought, if I can sell a pretty mushroom or butterfly ornament....would someone buy a cicadea pupae ornament?? Seen Above
For sure I can sell a pretty winged butterfly or exotic tiger moth.... look right
Making Porcelain Insects in the studio has led me to think about the prejudices we have towards the animal king/Queendom. For instance, most people love butterflies but hardly notice moths. They love caterpillars if they are fuzzy and soft but 'ew!' .....hate spiders. And some folks love to tell me how yucky snakes are! How they won't sell-as if they have made snakes or tried to sell them. It is a constant surprise to me how we always turn things to bad /good, hate/ love, Black/White. I mean where is just the love for life! The amazing genesis of diversity in our beautiful world. All animals, all insects have their place in the world and as we quickly dispose of them -60% of all animal life is gone in the last 100 years- we replace their beauty with plastic, phones, nano-beads from beauty products and on and on. Even just one life is valuable. How can we give more love and more credence to those who live with us? I think its when we as individuals are ready in our consciousness, it brings us to study and observe all of life. And it is this that brings about understanding and tolerance. Without the balance of our animal brothers and sisters in nature, we are lost as well.