heather cowie

all images copyright Heather Cowie 2012

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Caddis Larvae - Dark is a collection of caddis or houses, made by hypothetical caddis fly larvae. They collect materials from the floor of the stream in which they live to make their caddis, so for me, with my love of natural materials, they were an ideal insect species to have fun with.

The larvae are made from painted paper pulp, with beads for eyes and paper-coated wire for legs (see the close-up).

50 x 40 cm, stitched onto painted hand-made Mexican paper.