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.