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Moynihan, Claire

Garden snail : Helix aspersa.

Additional Title(s):

Helix aspersa

Title on back of case: Bug ball 2015

England, 2015.
Physical Description:
1 bug ball ; in display case 15 x 15 x 6 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
QL465.M6 G37 2015 Flat
Yale Center for British Art, acquired with funds from the Bequest of Daniel S. Kalk
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Three-Dimensional Artifacts
"With an appreciation of the natural world and love of drawing Claire has been inspired to study insects and reproduce these as tiny embroideries on felt. She enjoys the humour in producing insects that are realistic and presenting them as traditional entomological collections. Her work is a celebration of insects some of which are ironically described as 'pests.'"--Artist's website.
"Bug ball 2015. Bespoke hand embroidery, 100% wool from the finest Morden Hall Alpacas. Claire Moynihan [artist's signature], Made in England, ©Claire Moynihan 2010."--Printed label on underside of the case.
The ball is pinned within an entomological display case made of oak, with a fixed glazed lid.
Title from hand-written label placed within the display case.
Hand-embroidered alpaca wool "bug ball" depicting a garden snail, in a glass-fronted display case, by Claire Moynihan. The snail is embroidered with threads of multiple colors and sits atop a dark gray felt ball.
Subject Terms:
Brown garden snail -- Collection and preservation.
Brown garden snail -- Pictorial works.
Insects -- Collection and preservation.
Insects -- Pictorial works.

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