Something as small as the Fluttering of an Insect's Wing ...

In the series “Something as small as the Fluttering of an Insect’s Wing…” I ask myself and the viewer what significance insects have for life on this planet, and what effects the insects die-off crisis may have.

The depicted insects in the series were all found dead during walks by the artist. They were collected as found, prepared in a special way and finally preserved. Their shapes and shadows have been transferred on negatives and reproduced as photographs. These reduced forms focus on the essence and beauty of the insects, as well as on their fragility and translucency.

The title, which is based on the famous quote from the chaos theory, points out that every insect, as an individual and as species, has an important role to play. The absence of every crawl and flutter in the ecosystem of planet earth can set of a chain reaction towards a collapse.

Something as small as the Fluttering of an Insect's Wing ...; 2022; Silver gelatine print on baryta paper; 30 cm x 19,5 cm