Devoid of any creepy-crawliness or wriggly-slitheriness, Christopher Marley’s arrangements transform jewel-like arthropods, knobbly urchins, stately crustaceans, swirling sea stars, and brilliant fish into stunning works of art. Each is presented in its natural state, its colors true to life.
Marley’s work began with insects, combining a passion for entomology with a keen eye for design to produce kaleidoscopic bug mandalas and striking up-close-and-personal insect portraits. The goal: an increased appreciation of insects can help slow humanity’s destruction of their habitat, the foremost threat to their survival. Recently, Marley has branched out: working with zoos, museums, and other institutions, he reclaims fish, snakes, and other organisms that have died from natural causes; others come from food supply lines (no vertebrates are harmed for his art).
A concise description of the insects and other animals portrayed accompanies each photograph of Marley’s arrangements. More of Marley’s exquisite creatures are featured in the book Pheromone (Pomegranate, 2008).
All of Pomegranate’s calendars are printed with soy-based inks on FSC® certified paper, which means the paper has been certified by the Forest Stewardship Council® and manufactured by an FSC certified printer. FSC certification promotes responsible forest management by ensuring that forestry practices are environmentally responsible, socially equitable, and economically viable.
FSC license code FSC N001864.
Twelve monthly grids and full-color artwork
Size: 12 x 13 in.
Opens to 12 x 26 in.
Item SKU: 3260163