heather cowie

all images copyright Heather Cowie 2012

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Phasmida 1 was inspired by the amazing family of insects which mimic leaves, in order to stay camouflaged from predators. My bugs are made from the autumn and winter leaves and twigs of plants in my surrounding area, plus a few beads and paper-coated wire for the mouth parts (which extend from the top of the head!).

50 x 40 cm, on heavy hand-made Mexican paper.