Praesidio references the Giant Sphinx Moth, whose wing span can reach five to seven inches. Its adult food is primarily flower nectar, and its range includes as far north as Chicago, south to Brazil and Peru. Although this moth is very rare in North America, it is the only insect on the continent with a long enough proboscis to pollinate the similarly rare Ghost Orchid.
Praesidio will be on display and for sale at the Oliver Center for the Arts July 28 – September 8, 2017 as part of a group exhibition, “Bugs, Birds and Beasts.”
Cold assembly: antique wooden spindle and oil cans, vintage jewelry and buttons, wire, fasteners, eyeglass temples, wool.