Ink and watercolour wildlife illustrations by Colleen Parker
Butterflies burning in the flash of an atomic blast, the first poster from the series Hiroshima Appeals, designed in 1983 by Japanese master Yusaku Kamekura (1915-1997), from Takushoku University Arts Library.
The Hiroshima Appeals posters were produced annually from 1983 to 1990 by the Japan Graphic Design Association Inc, and the Hiroshima International Cultural Foundation, Inc.
A group of scarabs photographed by Edwin L. Wisherd, for National Geographic, July 1929
Black Cloud by Mexican artist Carlos Amorales is an installation involving tens of thousands of black paper months affixed to the walls of large interior spaces.
The piece was first installed at Yvon Lambert gallery, NY,in 2007 (youtube video below) and then in a different configuration at an old baroque church in Spain that was converted to a multi-use space called Espacio AV in 2009 (pictures above).
Dragonfly prints (150 x 80 cm each) by Chinese artist Zhang Huan
Time lapse created by London’s Natural History Museum showing a great green macaw, a tawny owl and a mountain peacock-pheasant decomposing to skeletons with the help of flesh-eating beetles.
Chemical preparation of skeletons can cause damage to the bones so a special beetle species, Dermestes haemarrhoidalis, is used to strip off the flesh while leaving the bones and collagen untouched.
Link to video.