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LUNA Moth Mask
By Mary Ratliff

Media:

water color

Size

Price: 

$150

IO Moth Mask
By Mary Ratliff

Media:

water color

Size

Price: 

$150

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Artist Statement

During the pandemic shut down, I became aware of the importance of being outside in the natural world. It was a source of consolation and well-being for me. I remembered many of the large, beautiful moths I used to see on a regular basis here in the New River Valley. I never see them any more even though I am outside on a regular basis. So I began to paint them as masks because of the eye-spots that certain moths have as a deterrence to predators.

About the Artist

I currently work in watercolors, acrylics, and clay. Most subject matter is wildlife.