Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Pest Work By Amy Swartz 01

I have just photographed Amy Swartz's stunning new work "Pest". I love insect collections, they are like photographic collections--the thousands of little special things.

There are four boxes now in her set. Amy modifies each delicate insect, mixing heads arms and legs from tiny toys and action figures onto the bodies of the insects and then she arranges into individual or group pieces, some with subtle 'narratives', others plainly beautiful or whimsical.

In the piece show here, at first glance they look like museum boxes then as you get closer you see they are crowds of insects with human heads.

The insects in this post are inspired by a photo of crowds in Tahir Square, Egypt.

If you would like more information about the work Amy can be contacted at