Sunday, April 21, 2013

Only Have Eyes for You

Here's the last in the wing series. This is a huge moth (see image below of my daughter's hand) we discovered on our front door many years ago. I've not seen any like it before or since.  I love this version of an old classic tune. I used to sing it to our kids when we were out in the hot tub under the stars...fond memories.
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And here
's a montage of the wing series. I worked from reference photos I shot myself over the past several years


Art Maine said...

Cecropia Moth
(Hyalophora cecropia)

As an adult, a moth, you never eat
for you are interested in one thing
and one thing only; in egging
each other on, indeed, for you
only have eyes for you.

As the artist brushes past,
colors fluttering in oil,
a white highlight in black
speaks to the artist, the I,
only have eyes for you.

And so you stay
past your short life
of two weeks,
forever looking
out from fine art.

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(Cecropia Moths, with a
wingspan up to six inches,
are nocturnal and have
no functional mouth parts
or digestive system for the
only live a maximum of
two weeks to reproduce.)

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Bruce Bingham said...

These are very cool and have a nice abstract quality to them. I wondered where you got your referances!

suzanneberry said...

i'm missed the whole wing thing!! glad i caught the last one. love them all. again your use of color sings!