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"<a href="https://www.artistsforconservation.org/virtual-exhibit/16754/artist/1555/artwork/auguries-innocence-ii-19514">Auguries of Innocence II</a>" by Josh Tiessen | Canada

Auguries of Innocence II

Wallhanging by Josh Tiessen
12.50" H x 6.50" W
Year Completed:
Madagascan Moon Moth
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Upon a Celtic cross the Madagascan Moon Moth, with crossed tails, enacts a crucifix, as an innocent suffering creature at the hands of tropical deforestation. Innocence is often accorded to tiny creatures like puppies and insects. Insects comprise 80% of the animal kingdom. Unfortunately, the moth gets a bad rap for holes in sweaters and blankets. Reflecting back to Blake’s poem (previous painting) I sought to highlight the beauty of moths, how they, along with butterflies, play an important role in the food chain, and in transferring pollen to plants that provide us food to eat and oxygen to breathe.



Auguries of Innocence II | Wallhanging by Josh Tiessen | Artists for Conservation 2021