‘Death’s-head Hawkmoth’, is the first of a quartet of colour Biro drawings of British Moth species celebrating the beauty of moths. The drawings were created as integral elements in the pattern design for the ‘British Moth Throw’, made in 2012.
The ‘British Moth Throw’ illustrates the beauty of moths and attempts to dispel their image as dusty, cloth eaters whilst highlighting the rapid and devastating depletion of many British Moth species.
Made from printed transfers, hand-cut and applied to calico the throw is displayed on the Artist’s Grandmother’s Jacobean bed, circa 1940.
Prints of the British Moths series are available from my website shop and are sold in aid of UK charity ‘Butterfly Conservation’