Thursday, July 25, 2013

Robert Bowen New Biology Coccinellidae Ladybug Print

Robert Bowen continues to explore the union of insect and engine with his latest print. The scientific name Coccinellidae, meaning “little red sphere” can be quite a mouthful, but by whatever name you call them, Ladybugs are well known and well loved all over the Earth. Nearly 400 species of Ladybugs live in North America, and there are nearly 5,000 species worldwide. Also commonly known as the Lady Beetle or Ladybird Beetle, the name of these insects reflects the global admiration of mankind. Widely considered to be good luck, Ladybugs are a bit clumsy, though efficient enough, fliers. Their transparent sheath-wings (hidden from view under the outer wing cases, until they take to the air) flutter at a rate of 85 beats per second. Robert has taken the liberty of helping them out with there lack of airborne grace, giving them a “New Biology”, making it easier to bring you the good luck they share.

New Biology Coccinellidae print is 17×22″, $50. Printed with archival inks on acid free velvet cotton rag paper and a limited edition of 50. Each print is hand signed and numbered, available on the store page.

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