Fragile Earth at the Florence Griswold Museum Immerses Visitors in Art and Conservation

1) Jennifer Angus, Insect wallpaper from Silver Wings and Golden Scales, in Fragile Earth: The Naturalist Impulse in Contemporary Art, 2019. Florence Griswold Museum, Photograph by Paul Mutino


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Rather than viewing the art, I felt immersed in it. Alarmingly large insects, somehow beautiful in their geometric arrangement, covered the walls. Every piece of furniture displayed not a flower or ornament under a glass bell jar, but an intricate scene with every part played by an insect. Cicadas, beetles, moths, dragon flies, butterflies, nearly […]
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