Phasmida (Detail) – Heather Cowie
Phasmida (Detail) – Heather Cowie
Phasmida (Detail) – Heather Cowie
Phasmida (Detail) – Heather Cowie
Phasmida (Detail) – Heather Cowie
Phasmida (Detail) – Heather Cowie

This piece is one of a large series working with ‘made’ insects in the form of collections reminiscent of those made by  18th Century naturalists. The Phasmida are the ‘false form’ insects, those who mimic other objects in order to disguise themselves (to protect them from predators as well as enabling them to trick their prey).