The Huxley Collection was born out of a literal butterfly effect. While on a walk, I came across a yellow African Swallowtail butterfly who had recently taken its last breath. It was so perfect it had to be honored, so I created my first display. From there, I continued to design until I ran out of room in my apartment when an Instagram follower offered table space at a local market. Now, I'm creating a website which I appreciate you taking the time to cruise.
All of the critters you see are real and unaltered, besides positioning. My work, fundamentally, is about taking a moment to appreciate the little things that just happen to have 6 legs.
My name is Rankin (Rank-in), and I encourage you to Be(e) Curious.
Yellow African Swallowtail
The critter that started it all.
It's all about that base.
Sometimes the supplies are as beautiful as the butterflies.
Never mistake beauty for weakness.
Butterflies are far stronger than I ever thought.
Top: 'With Jars Wide Open'
Bottom: 'If Crafting Had An Album Cover'
If wolverine was a crafty bitch.
Tools of the trade.
Some of my local treasures.
All were ethically collected by myself or kind people who appreciate my habit.
Each one had a life and served a purpose.
All are appreciated.
I have a deep jealousy of cicadas.
Did you know, some species hibernate for 17 years?!
Then, they burst through the ground, shed their skins, mate, and die...that's it!
"Cicada Lifeline," Sold
"On Wednesday's We Wear Copper"
"Family Adventure," Sold.
The brains of the operation.