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.