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The Hexapodarium in the studio

The Hexapodarium

ultrachrome prints on Moab Slickrock Pearl
41 prints, 16" x 16" each
edition of 6

Flies evolved about 240 million years ago, the housefly 65 million. While sweeping up the flies in my studio after a particularly hot summer, I hesitated over the trash bin, amazed at the resiliency of these little "pests". I photographed their wings beneath a few different microscopes (accounting for the color difference in the final images), and then projected them another 240 million years into the future, imagining a convergence with highly cultivated forms. These flies also became the palette for the four seasons in Land of the Flies.

The Hexapodarium at the San Francisco Airport
at First Street Gallery
The Hexapodarium