Hi there, fellow human! I’m Rankin (rank-in), the creator of, ‘the Huxley Collection.’ First and foremost, thank you for taking the time to cruise my creations. I mainly focus on insect art with the hope it encourages others to be curious with compassion.
Throughout my site I do my best to not only showcase my work, but tell the story of how and why I do it. A metamorphosis always begins somewhere, and my story is no different.
A few years ago, the Huxley Collection was born out of a literal and figurative butterfly effect. While on a walk in North Austin, I happened to cross paths with a local butterfly who had recently taken its last breath. It was in perfect form; I knew I had to make something to honor it. With some curiosity, research, and inspiration I made my 1st lantern which quickly turned into an apartment filled with insect oddities. Thanks to the Austin artist community I was invited to share my work at a coffee shop which morphed into my fellow Collectors being able to find me at art markets around Austin, on Etsy, and at our neighborhood apiary, Two Hives Honey. I hope my terrariums remind you to,
Feel free to scroll through some of my favorite displays and please enjoy the story of my artwork.