“My chief objective in working with obscure organisms is to foster a deeper appreciation for the masterful design found everywhere in the natural world."
“This passion began for me with insects. Though an avid naturalist from my youth, for most of my life, insects were to me all that was wrong with nature. I could find no beauty or appreciation in them—only abhorrence. However, once I looked at them from the perspective of a designer, I was immediately affected by how cleanly and precisely they fit with my own artistic standards of purpose and sleek utilization. Delving a bit deeper into the insect world, I was shocked to discover how much latent elegance and lustrous beauty I had been unable to see. As my intense emotions regarding insects switched polarity, a driving passion was born to share my newfound perspective. In order to bring others to this alternative view, I needed to take these enigmatic creatures as far as possible out of their natural context, where I had studiously avoided them for so many years.”