The Vital Insignificants

A triptych exploring how our culture regards invertebrates – The Vital Insignificants.

Political: suppliers of ecosystem services and their economic value.  

Scientific: phylogeny creates a ‘grand scheme’ of existence and as subjects for theories of evolution etc. 

Artistic: The wonder and beauty of observing the thing itself. 

All the specimens presented were collected within six miles of the Gallery where the piece was first exhibited.





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