Sunday, December 12, 2010

tony fitzpatrick

the winter tiger





the december moth




apollo moth



i don't like moths. butterflies are fine so i really don't know exactly what it is about them but maybe the thick grub-like bodies and moth fur have something to do with it. i really want to like them. usually i adore night creatures and i can picture a luna moth in my head with the offending parts tamed down (basically i make it look like a butterfly) and it's just beautiful. it's been with me for ever i guess because i can remember how huge green and orange ones would bask on the warm brick on fall afternoons at my elementary school and i would swing wide to avoid them.

so you would think that tony fitzpatrick's drawing collages of moths would offend but they don't. i love them.

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