Digitally Assembled Print:
THE SPECTRE-WOMAN. or, MORE FACTS WORTH KNOWING.
A digital assemblage made for the Sighting
the Past exhibition at the
Occupying center-stage is one of my own specimens of Extatosoma Teratatum, commonly known as the Macleay's Spectre Stick Insect. Incredibly, I'd been breeding
these gentle insects with my daughter for two years before my involvement with the insect's
Throughout the piece are images taken at the Macleay of their extensive
slide collection, and the round paper label at bottom belongs to the
in the collection, a rare whistle cricket from 1756. Viewable through
the binocular lenses
may be seen glimpses of a stunning drawer of tiny wasp parasite specimens from the collection.
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