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Christopher Marley: A Beetle Maniac Bares All
An artist finds inspiration in the source of a former phobia.

Given the subject of his new book Pheromone: The Insect Artwork of Christopher Marley, it’s hard to believe that the artist once had a visceral aversion to insects. The pages are laden with photographs of Marley’s stunningly colorful designs, which incorporate six-legged specimens painstakingly collected from many parts of the world. It took looking at his former foes from a new perspective for Marley to overcome his fear and redirect it into a fervent passion.

Click on the image below to see an exclusive interview with the bug-o-phile.

“Sagra Spectrum” illustrates the stunning color variation that can be found in a single species of frog-leg beetle, from Thailand and Indonesia.

Design by Christopher Marley/Photo by Lynn Howlett/Copyright by Pheromone

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