I knew my life had taken a weird turn when I arrived at my front door, saw a bag full of dead bugs attached to my door clip, as was excited. Much hasn’t changes since that 1st experience except now I have my regular bunch of collectors who donate to my work as well as strangers who surprise me at art markets with jars full of dead insects.
In addition to my incredible collection of donations, I find myself constantly looking at the ground or scanning bushes for hidden treasures. Mostly I am with my dog on those adventure, but for quite a while I was working as a professional and would often be asked why I was riffling around in the dirt while wearing a suit. I would then have to expose my intentions and my art which would only ever lead to more and more questions.
Each one had a life and served a purpose and were collected only AFTER that purpose has been served.
All are appreciated.