March 20, 2013
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Kalliopi Monoyios is the illustrator of several best-selling science books including Neil Shubin's
Spring traditions range from the ridiculous to the sublime, from balancing an egg on its end to the scrubbing and purging of spring cleaning. I, for one, will forever associate the smell of mothballs with grandma’s annual spring purge. But here’s a take on moth balls you may not have considered. Fiber artist Claire Moynihan embroiders insects and other critters on felted balls, then pins and mounts them for display like the naturalists of old.
Garden Snail Bug Ball by Claire Moynihan; Photo: P. Wilkins
Southern Hawker Ball by Claire Moynihan; Photo: P. Wilkins
Bug Balls x 3 by Claire Moynihan; Photo by P. Wilkins
Visit Claire Moynihan’s online portfolio for a more complete look at her work.
And for the record, I balanced this egg on the counter yesterday, just to prove that the equinox has nothing to do with it! Happy spring, people!
Balanced Spring Egg on Equinox Eve... so there!
About the Author:
Kalliopi Monoyios is the illustrator of several best-selling science books including Neil Shubin's The Universe Within
, Shubin’s Your Inner Fish
, and Jerry Coyne’s Why Evolution is True
. Her illustration portfolio can be found at kalliopimonoyios.com
Follow her solo on Twitter at @eyeforscience. For tweets from the whole Symbiartic crew,
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