To offer a respectful nod to the benefits of flies, the artist reminds us through this work that insects–including the lowly house fly–are worthy of our utmost and deepest appreciation. As it turns out, the use of pesticides designed to kill this and other insects is actually causing more damage to the ecosystem than the flies themselves. Without them, we’d be instantly neck-deep in piles of detritus and dead matter.
Francisco is elaborately adorned so as to distract the common swatter. He 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, vintage jewelry and buttons, wire, fasteners, silk thread.