The Terror Triptych

Fall, 2015

I discovered these sticky pad traps in a family basement and, in addition to being horrified, was intrigued to see that each individual pad had almost an animal “theme”— the macro creature that we identify with most closely, the lizard; the disdained camel crickets whose suffering is no less real because we have no love for them; and the flour moths, whose suffering might have the most pathos, with trails of powder from their delicate wings leaving stains of their struggle on the adhesive.

My heartfelt thanks to Jennings Brody for having love for “the bugs” from the very beginning and for providing me with the best deadline a girl could have—a new Jennings store (Chet Miller) + pimento cheese at the opening!

Lizard 30"x40", Crickets 30"x40", Moths 30"x40"