Love from Love | Tortoise Beetle

Love from Love | Tortoise Beetle

sumi-e ink + watercolor on kozo paper

18" height x 18" width x 2.5" depth

2016

SOLD

 

This delicate, petite beetle is born as a larva with a two-pronged fork that extends from just above the anus to the head. From the very start of its birth, the larva deposits its feces onto a fork, stockpiling it until it becomes a maneuverable shield blocking assaults. An effective action...no?