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This Rose Sanderson Series is Painted on an Unconventional Canvas

 - May 1, 2012
References: rosesanderson & thisiscolossal
Bristol, United Kingdom-based artist Rose Sanderson recently completed a series of various insect paintings using old book covers as canvas. The last thing most people want near something as fibrous and often precious as an old, fragile book is a moth, but Sanderson manages to make this appealing somehow.

It takes an artist to find the elegance, grace and beauty in things many people find repulsive; this is precisely what Sanderson has done with her insect paintings. From beetles to butterflies, the subjects the artist depicts are strange, yet she manages to find complimentary colors between creepy crawlies and hard covers. Who would know that the dull, dark carapace of a dragonfly would go so well with the weathered fabric of a time-worn novel?