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Cicada
Cicada
Cicada skins & thread
7' x 5'

The Cicada is an insect that lives for seven to fourteen years’ underground as a larva. In the fall season the cicada crawls up from underground, hangs itself from branches and sheds it’s skin. Upon shedding it’s skin the cicada is able to fly, it lives for a period of about two weeks, during which time it sings, eats, mates and dies. I spent one fall observing cicadas and collecting their skins. I then threaded the skins together in a triangle. The triangle being reflective of the way a cicada swarm looks when it comes in from a distance.