Description A vibrant tropical blossom radiates sunlight, attracting a moth with harmonious colors! This Cecropia Moth blurs the boundaries between moth and butterfly, exibiting colors and patterns worthy of the most showy butterfly! Typically, moths have furry bodies and butterflies do not, but many Lepidoptera fail to fit neatly into their assigned categories. The Victorians loved to compartmentalise their discoveries, but contemporary entomologists find the distinction between moths and butterflies to be artificial in many cases.
Marion Muirhead, Waterloo, ON Member Since March 2007 Artist Statement An impossible decision between art, literature, and music has led me to find the universal patterns that apply in nature, language, and paralanguage. I wrote my dissertation on complex systems dynamics, otherwise known as Chaos Theory. In this way, I've found that these interests are complementary and rather than detracting from each other, they lend a wholeness to my understanding of each area of interest.
I hope you enjoy these images and find them both simple and complex: there is always something new to be found even in the most familiar, every-day sights . . .