by Christopher Marley
2015, 288 pages, 212 color plates. Many BioQuip customers are already aware that Christopher Marleys art expresses his passionate engagement with the beautiful forms of nature. Biophilia is Marleys second book. Beginning with insects and moving on to aquatic life, reptiles, birds, plants, and minerals, it beautifully illustrates his skills as a designer, conservator, taxidermist, and environmentally responsible collector to make images and mosaics that produce strong, positive emotional responses in viewers. Marley has a brilliant eye for color and pattern in different natural objects, and he expertly captures the deep relationships among them. Biophilia (literally, love of living things) is a must-have for people with an interest in entomology, the natural world, artists, and anyone looking for visual inspiration in the arts. Hardcover; 10 x 12.
About the Author – Christopher Marley is an artist and designer who uses natural artifacts as his medium of expression. As a kid, he was afraid of bugs. But after his travels took him to farflung parts of the world inhabited by amazing insects, his fear gave way to fascination. He began collecting beetles, butterflies, and other insects, arranging them into stunning works of art. To create the images in Biophilia, he collected specimens in an environmentally responsible manner from a worldwide network of people who share his passion for nature. He lives and works in Oregon. Marleys popular first book, Pheromone (2008), #9629, focused on his art and designs with insects.
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