Rudi Scaglia - Femme Fleuron, 2012.
(… sorry about the watermark, but still thought these were worth sharing … couldn’t locate the artist’s website, therefore the link is to the Traquair Gallery which carries this series)
Gynandomorphy in a Morpho didius Burtterfly. Gynandomorphy is the result of sexual dimorphism where the butterfly has both features of the male and female of the species.
Fairy rings occupy a prominent place in European folklore as the location of gateways into elfin kingdoms, or places where elves gather and dance. According to the folklore, a fairy ring appears when a fairy, pixie, or elf appears. It will disappear without trace in less than five days, but if an observer waits for the elf to return to the ring, he or she may be able to capture it.
An assignment for Advanced Digital! We were supposed to make a gif portrait of a historical figure. I chose Julie d’Aubigny, 17th century swordsmaster and opera singer, responsible for the deaths of at least ten men in duels, and openly bisexual. After her lover was placed into a convent by the girl’s parents, d’Aubigny took the vows to enter the convent as a novice, then rescued her lover and set the convent on fire to cover their escape. Dang.