As part of ‘Wonder,’ the reopening exhibition of the Smithsonian American Art Museum‘s Renwick Gallery, Jennifer Angus creates an art installation that would be an entomophobia’s worst nightmare. The Wisconsin-based artist and design professor covered a whole room with pink wallpaper and decorated it with geometric designs made up of 5000 exotic insects from southeast Asia. She uses and reuses her specimens with each exhibition and gets her supply from farms as much as possible taking precaution in preserving their natural color rather than enhancing it with paint. With each trademark exhibition, Angus aims to create awareness to the myriad of insects out there affected by human disturbance to their natural habitat and hope to spread the word about rain forest preservation. The installation ‘In the Midnight Garden’ will be on view until July 10.
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