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Christopher Marley Uses Insects as Design Elements

By: Katie Cordrey - Published: • References: cbsnews & toothing.blogspot
If you don’t think of bugs as art, Salem, Oregon artist, Christopher Marley may change your mind. He uses insects as design elements in elaborate visual compositions the same way that painters use color, texture and form to paint.

Marley pays local collectors for the exotic specimens and says the money helps protect the fragile tropical ecosystems from which they are harvested because there is an economic incentive to preserve them.

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