Mark Oliver


07804 193 541 //

Artist and illustrator Mark Oliver has long been fascinated by the Victorian obsession with collecting and cataloguing insects. He finds himself drawn to the really large, exotic or scary specimens among the displays in museums of natural history, each one a tiny time capsule with a story.


The artist observes how the objects we throw away are left to rot and rust, getting stained, burnt and changing their appearance as they try to return to nature. He collects these and re-assembles them into an insect time capsule to recreate their story.

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