Equilibrium was created in response to entomology publications which, since the 17th Century, have recorded and illustrated these important creatures. This collective was exhibited as part of a group show, Insect Odyssey at Salisbury Museum, Wiltshire.
INSECT ODYSSEY was curated for SALISBURY MUSEUM by Dr ELISABETH DARBY and PRUDENCE MALTBY, with Dr MICHAEL DARBY, Entomologist.
"Equilibrium" is a striking art installation that weaves a narrative of the often-overlooked significance of wasps in the delicate balance of our ecosystem. Comprising of 50 unique and meticulously handcrafted wasps, this visceral piece invites viewers to contemplate the intricate harmony that exists within the natural world.
These insects, often misunderstood and feared, silently fulfil their role in safeguarding our ecosystem and securing our collective future. Their protection, invasion, or even extinction hinges on the fragile equilibrium of their surroundings, serving as a stark reminder of the consequences of disrupting nature's balance.
The form and size of the "Equilibrium" installation is deliberately left open to interpretation, allowing for endless possibilities in presentation. Each of the wasps can be thoughtfully placed, creating a unique composition adapting to the space.
As a gentle breeze sweeps through the installation, the wings of these wasps respond with graceful, rhythmic movements, enhancing the sense of life within the art piece.
"Equilibrium" is an artistic celebration of nature's finely tuned balance and a call to action to protect the guardians of our ecosystem, ensuring a harmonious future for all.