1600 mm x 1100 mm x 650 mm

This group of 47 bronze moths is heading in formation to a destination far from their place of origin, escaping the heat of Queensland to the mountains of New South Wales and Victoria. They fly through the night to reach their destination, often diverted by the lights of cities along the way. After settling in caves, they become a source of protein for marsupials which inhabit the area. Those that survive make the long journey back to Queensland at the end of the summer.

Bronze is an ancient and weighty material contrasting with the fragile ephemeral nature of the moths.

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by Marguerite Derricourt