The result of countless field trips to a secret woodland location, this tiny plan cabinet houses watercolours of thirty newly unearthed sub-species, each one painted directly from life, to exact scale and in painstaking detail. The significance of this discovery is beyond measure. Until now, the elusive Insect Women were believed to be entirely mythological.
The cabinet is currently on display in a room filled with equally extraordinary unnatural history specimens in the pop-up Wunderkammer Wonder Room at Maroondah Art Gallery, Ringwood, which runs until 30 November.
A Cabinet of Insect Women, 2012
Miniature plan cabinet
17.5H x 16W x 12 D
Thirty watercolours on Khadi paper
Each 10.5 x 7.5 cm