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  • emim 1214 on 16 January 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: orkney library and archive   

    two moths caught 

    these two were captured at the orkney library and archive. not entirely sure whether it is a photograph or a scan/photocopy. mentally working out what exactly it is but that’s kind of half the fun and i do still like the composition of the image. somewhat alien sort of feel to it. the original blog post is available here.

  • emim 414 on 13 January 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: moths of the world   

    moth hiatus over 

    it has been a long time and i have probably forgotten how to do this but regardless moths by the way will be back very shortly to expose the moths again.

    • Magdalena Wiklund 753 on 13 January 2012 Permalink | Reply

      This reminds me about my childhood. I had some of these dead and in a glass as a painting in its frame. But they were real and I wouldn’t like it today. I prefer to see animals alive. But your picture is gorgeous with all its colors and it really reminds me about it.. Thanks for sharing.

    • Magdalena Wiklund 842 on 13 January 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks a lot :-) But I´m happy just looking at it at your blog. I´ll visit it from times to time. See you!

  • emim 645 on 16 November 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: david lynch, david lynch: beautiful dark, greg olson, moth stuck in painting   

    david lynch’s first insect 

    an excerpt which briefly digresses from discussing twin peaks:

    The coffee scene was written into the script well before it was shot, but episode 1 also showcases a major example of Lynch’s capacity for spontaneous, on-set inspiration. Even as a teenage painter, Lynch was open to the new dimensions that an unplanned occurence could bring to his work. His friend Jack Fisk recalls the time Lynch proudly showed him a painting of a wharf scene in which the thick oil paint was still wet. Suddenly, a moth fluttered into the paint, got stuck, and died, thus qualifying as the first insect to appear in a David Lynch artwork. The young artist, rather than getting angry about having to repaint his canvas, left the moth where it was and shifted his conception of the piece: “He thought it was great that way.”[77] Lynch always admired the moment-to-moment inventiveness of the 1950s and 1960s abstract painters like Jackson Pollock, who created out on the split-second existential edge of what Lynch calls “action and reaction,”[78] and welcomed surprising, happy accidents.

    • Greg Olson, David Lynch: Beautiful Dark
  • emim 846 on 26 October 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: lianne mellor, moth design, tea, tea set   

    moth tea set – lianne mellor 

    a pot of tea would work a treat about now having stayed up all night analysing acousmania and the mania is just on my part really. just a little break because you know there’s still a lot to do. but it would be so pleasant especially from this tea set because you can see that the maker has taken the effort to make each moth look like the moth it is meant to be (here in new zealand we won’t be too familiar with these). anyway daydreaming about drinking tea from a set which features moth designs is a pleasant break in itself.

  • emim 818 on 11 October 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: bathroom, morning rush, , weta   

    morning dramas 

    eventful side stories as morning getting ready was underway today. insects were having all sorts of troubles. while showering, a moth, which was altogether triangular and i think a geometrid, was hanging out and fell upside down on the side on the bath stuck with its legs in the air. so many moral dilemmas cycled through. i think if there was a rescue attempt i would have squished it to death and i couldn’t put it out of its misery. instead i left it to its own devices to find a weta stuck in the sink hole with its butt and barb sticking out. upon check it was alive. sorry but it was all too much and i had to go to class.

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