Bellum Lepidoptera

Bellum Lepidoptera

$ 1,582.24

 

Medium: Graphite Pencil on Paper

 

Size: A2

 

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Description

From afar this is an illustration of the Death’s-Head Hawkmoth, but upon closer inspection it reveals something far more sinister.

 

This moth is carrying a scene of war on its wings and body. A gas mask replaces the skull. The inner wings depict scenes of desolation after the start of a nuclear winter.

 

The left outer wing shows a mushroom cloud scattering bones throughout. The right wing shows a rearing horse in the midst of a chemical explosion.

 

Underneath the smoke cloud a city stands in ruins.