Wednesday, May 24, 2006
Ive produced several prints entitled animalcules. The term was used by the 17th-century discoverer of microorganisms, Anton van Leeuwenhoek, and refers to creatures so small they are like molecules. My animalcules are purely imagined beings. I love the 18thC. lithographs of Ernst Haekel who was known to take a bit of artistic license when depicting some of the wonderous creatues in his vast output.