Artcetera 2012 ~ easter luna nocturnal mothen I
“And in the final stage of its life, the adult Luna moth is also a poignant example of Life lived abundantly while in the process of dying. After surviving the perilous transitions from egg to caterpillar to cocoon, the winged Luna moth emerges. However, in this final incarnation it has no mouth. Consequently, it can only survive — for about a week — by living off the sustenance that it has stored from earlier stages. During this final stage of its life, however, how glorious. Females send out sounds and pheromones which attract males. The males mate all week long and the females mate and lay eggs. Thus, the sole purpose of the luna moth in its final stage is to use all of its remaining life force to participate in the act of creation.”
Honored to be invited to participate in Artcetera IV, Houston 8/23/12 at ROAK on Kirby - The digital sketch and information above about the luna moth were the inspiration for the Live Art Piece I created "moon moth er" which raised funds for two important charities; The Lukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) and Pink Door benefiting cancer survivors.
series: geome ~ banana leaf I
"time flies like the wind, fruit flies like the bananas"