heather cowie

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Phasmida 3 invents insects which take their form from the real Phasmida, which mimic twigs to hide from predators. They are incredible creatures, and even sway to pretend they are being moved by the wind. They have small to tiny wings, and for my Phasmida, I have given a couple of them wings made from coloured silk. Their bodies are various winter twigs from my garden, plus some beads and the wire mouth parts.

50 x 40 cm