Insecta Fantasia


Insecta Fantasia is an art installation at the Newark Museum in New Jersey, which includes the restored historic Ballentine House.
It is fitting location for artist Jennifer Angus to show her work. Nestled within the Ballentine House, Angus has taken two rooms, the former rooms of the two Ballentine children, and covered them in insects. From a distance it looks like wallpaper, but upon closer inspection, the walls have been covered in thousands of precisely pinned bugs. Giant pink grasshoppers, perfect replicas of leaves and iridescent jewel beetles all swarm the walls in orderly geometric patterns.

Curious Expeditions visited the exhibit, and interviewed the taxidermy-inspired artist. Link

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I was lucky enough to see her exhibit at the Textile Museum in Toronto, as well as meet her & exhibit in the gallery alongside her.

Her work is beyond amazing, and the pictures don't justify it - you have to see it in person.
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