NGC 6302

NGC 6302

Sometimes when considering the enormity of our surroundings I can feel an overwhelming sense of isolation, but at other times it engenders feelings of connectedness, of being an important part of something enourmous. “The cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff. We are a way for the universe to know itself” Carl Sagan

Part of Fiona’s Space and Carbon collection, a study on our connection to existence beyond our plant. Framed and comprising of a Madagascan Comet moth with our solar system cut from the wings.

NGC 6302 features the stunning Argema Mittrei, the Cometh Moth or Madagascan Moon Moth which is native to the rainforests of Madagascar and has a wingspan of up to 20cm! It is endangered but a recovering species in the wild thanks to being widely bred and released from captivity.

Many of my specimens come from historical collections, others through from breeding and conservation projects (read more here).

Limited edition piece available for exhibition and commission, email me on for more details