Peppered Moths, for the Light Grey Art Lab show Camouflage, which opened last night!
Peppered moths are one of my favorite examples of camouflage in nature: Almost all the peppered moths were light colored, flecked with black spots, well-camouflaged against the trees and lichens they landed on, until the Industrial Revolution in England. The trees became blackened by the pollutants and soot in the air during this time period, and the darker peppered moths flourished because they could now blend into the trees. Since then, the light colored peppered moths have become common once more, due to the improved air quality. They once again blend into their environment.
Prints and one framed print are available in the Light Grey shop.
In the living present, the world, the ordinary state of nature, speaks most clearly, and with its forces it claims our attention, wishing to absorb us completely, and leading us to believe there is nothing else. Perhaps you have sought the Light—the mystery—all your life. That is why in the living present there are mysteries you will have to approach with a total reversal in your attitude of life, if you really wish their veils be rent and truth radiate from them.
All material in nature, the mountains and the streams and the air and we, are made of Light which has been spent, and this crumpled mass called material casts a shadow, and the shadow belongs to Light.