STUDY Pheromone Staff Mantis
Christopher Marley began mounting insects as art when he stopped thinking of them as nuisances and began appreciating their elegance and architectural beauty. More closely resembling a predatory walking stick than a mantis, this Toxodera species spends much of its day motionless in near-perfect camouflage, striking out with blinding speed at almost anything it can overpower. Presented on museum quality, eight-ply, acid-free mats in a sealed frame, this work includes an embossed artist’s signature. As in nature, no two are alike.