Pheromone: The Insect Artwork of Christopher Marley
Hardcover Smyth-sewn book, with jacket
256 pages, with more than 170 color photographs and indexes of artworks and specimens, both by common and scientific names
• High-quality, premium stock matte art paper
• Exceptional color reproduction
• Printed with soy-based inks
• Sewn binding ensures long-lasting enjoyment
Size: 9.25 x 12 in.
Christopher Marley’s graceful arrangements of jewel-like arthropods are stunning works of art. Marley’s keen eye for design combines with his entomological education to produce mesmerizing, kaleidoscopic bug mandalas and striking up-close-and-personal single-insect portraits. The artist’s subjects appear in this book just as they would if you found one on your screen door. Each gorgeous creation is identified with its scientific and common names, and many are accompanied by concise descriptive text. In succinct essays, Marley writes about insect collecting and its benefits to the environment; he describes his creative process in choosing and arranging the creatures for optimal visual effect.