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life cycles

Mixed media kinetic sculpture, 82cm x 82cm diameter.

One day whilst sitting in my garden watching my pond a dragonfly nymph climbed out of the water and attaching itself to the wall proceeded to split open and emerge as a a beautiful green dragonfly. It stayed on the wall drying its wings and sorting its brain out before flying off.

This was the starting point for my little mobile, the life cycle of a dragonfly on a bullrush, only later did I discover that it is a reed mace, bullrushes are a different plant completely. The eggs are under the water lily leaf at the bottom and the the nymph casing is on the first "stalk" and the adult is flying off.