Initially, I was not so keen on the idea of working with insects, but using the Malaise Trap reduced my worry with directly dealing with those creatures significantly, because when we would be collecting our insect samples they’d be dead in the collection bottle filled with ethanol.
Although, being an artist who gains inspiration from almost anything, while dealing with the course of our experiment, the last thing on my mind was getting inspiration from DEAD INSECTS! However, that proposed to be the EXACT visual scenario that captured my attention, enough to inspire me in creating fashion designs based on the variety of insects.
Below is the image of the collected sample of insects on a sieve where they were poured to be identified and placed in their respective bottles, according to the Order they belonged to. I just happen to see that particular visual and was instantly mesmerized by beautiful shades of navy to cobalt blues, red-oranges, yellows and golds and browns; colors’ of the bodies of the insects against the shiny, silver sieve net and white cup filled with transparent ethanol.
Below are the images of clothing that I have drawn that were inspired by the insect image: