Arctiid Moth

Common Name: Arctiid Moth

Order Name: Lepidoptera

Family Name: Arctiidae

Australian fabric sculptor, Annemieke Mein produces tactile works of art inspired by numerous, not so popular insects, including moths. Being one of her favorite subjects, she studies a particular moth for its specific charms. She then translates them into insect sculptures made from a variety of fabrics including silk by deliberately accentuating the minute details and dramatically enlarging the subject. A special creation entitled, “Old Lady Moth” comes with an invitation to the audience to touch the moth and effectively dissolve any fears people carry with them about these misunderstood insects.