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The Collection, I

by Kelley Hensing

Insects and arachnids are often both beautiful and creepy. I find them fascinating, from their alien-like structures to their unusual behaviors and abilities. The concept of this piece reflects an insect collection of some of my favorites, but in the style of tiny paintings. (Bonus, no creatures were harmed in the making.)  Each little picture has it’s own frame, and is fixed inside a glass shadow box. This one is the first, with more series to follow.  Included: Luna Moth, Jumping Spider, and Ladybug.

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Kelley creates new pieces every month! Feel free to contact her for a current list of work available from the studio. She accepts commissions both big and small, and will be happy to create something strange and special to match your price range.

Bio: Kelley is inspired by the mysterious. She grew up in a house by the woods surrounded by animals and wilderness, so many of her themes bring together strange nature, mortality and spirituality. Using archetypes of characters from folklore and myth as well as her own stories, she enjoys portraying unusual tales that symbolize our emotions and fears.

Kelley is an artist residing in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her MFA from the School of Visual Arts and her BFA from the Rhode Island School of design. Her favorite mediums are oils on wood and pencil on paper, and she loves to create her work by hand. Her favorite genres range from gothic and steampunk to classic fantasy and legends. Traveling is her only other passion equal to a career in art and is a vital component in inspiring her work.