Monday, May 13, 2013


Here we have the result of the hardening froth secreted by a female praying mantis as a kind of protective shelter  to hundreds of  minuscule  eggs. This capsule and egg mass are collectively called an "ootheca" from Greek words meaning "egg"  and "cover".  Its texture,  shape,  color,  and  branch armature make for a sensually organic sculptural statement.  Now I await the birthing.

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