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Katharine says: I have been drawing and making prints of insects for the last 18 years. I am amazed by these creatures that are often ignored but are so important to our environment. This image is from a series focusing on drawings and prints of clockwork invertebrates and plants.

I am exploring the idea of re-making nature by envisioning clockwork versions of small, delicate species. Proponents of de-extinction believe that we can use DNA-splicing technology to re-create any species that have gone extinct. This brings up several moral and ethical questions-- for example, why bother to conserve species if we can just make them again at some point in the future? If we re-create an extinct species using DNA is it truly that species, or is it something else? Just because we CAN do something really technologically advanced, should we?

I don't have the answer to these questions, but I like thinking about how humans interact with the natural world. I create art and write about these kinds of questions.
MATERIALS
pen and ink, watercolor
ARTIST / DESIGNER
Katharine Owens
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Cassie, UncommonGoods

June 04, 2013 06:35:49 PM

Katharine's illustration inspires the imagination by helping us to think about nature in a different way. What do you see when you look at this colorful fly?

Cathy

June 05, 2013 12:11:11 PM

Amazing detail!

elizabeth
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June 05, 2013 01:53:33 PM

simply gorgeous!

Julie
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June 05, 2013 10:45:20 PM

Very feminine and delicate! Love it!!!

Rebecca B
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June 06, 2013 09:23:07 AM

I love how this design will cover technology with nature. What a great reminder of the world outside of our phones. But this print is very visually appealing, too: delicate and beautifully colored.

jody
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June 06, 2013 10:38:05 AM

Brilliant design and very pleasing to the eye and imagination!!

lois
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June 06, 2013 04:33:03 PM

About time to give the Damsel fly some lime light...always the dragon fly...entomologist/quilter

Dorthe
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June 07, 2013 03:34:21 PM

I love it

Marilois
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June 07, 2013 06:07:25 PM

Absolutely gorgeous!

Hans
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June 07, 2013 06:38:34 PM

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Heather
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June 07, 2013 09:14:28 PM

beautiful!

Shalan
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June 10, 2013 06:24:02 PM

I would definitely buy this. I would actually like it as a tattoo also!

Kim
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June 11, 2013 01:21:16 PM

I love dragonflies as a decorative element, and the doodle-ish gears design is appealing.

thanks for commenting

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