A Box of Beetles was a recent lucky find in Horton Books, a favourite Melbourne bookstore. Located in Smith Street, Collingwood, it’s fairly local to our Melbourne place. Sadly, after 15 years in the area, Horton Books will close its doors in July. It’s a great shame to see the demise of another independent bookshop, particularly when it’s as special as this one.
Meanwhile, the diminutive treasure chest pictured below will provide me with rich and varied source material for a long time to come.
|The Box of Beetles yields some of its treasures|
As I research my next Homo-insecta works, here is the story so far, at least for the paintings on wood:
|The first nine Homo-insecta paintings (acrylic on wood panels, 2015). Studio view, late June.|