Introductions: Mantis Portraits at Lauritzen Gardens

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Sunday June 23rd 2-4 is the opening for a show featuring 20 mantis portraits. The show is hosted by Lauritzen Gardens. If you attend the opening mention you are there for the show for free admission to the gardens. The portraits are of mantises I’ve raised over the past 7 years. They serve an introduction of the species, characters, and their anthropomorphization for the rest of the work I make on mantises. The show runs June 20th-July29th.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1044950599036495/

Photos

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I ordered an 8x10 camera to allow to shoot direct paper positives and hopefully some older processes once I get the hang of it. While waiting I’ve been waiting I shot some of the paper at 4x5. So here’s some experiments.

Harman Direct paper positive 4x5, selenium toned

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light leak on the holder here is pretty rad, I need figure out which it is though so I know which ones has problems…

light leak on the holder here is pretty rad, I need figure out which it is though so I know which ones has problems…

MAKE OMAHA - DO SPACE

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It’s that time of year again. Omaha’s version of the Maker Fair is happening again over at DOspace on 72nd and dodge. This time around it will be this Saturday April 14 10-4p. The event is a kind of show and tell for people working in emerging technologies. A lot of displays will have hands on stuff for kids.https://www.dospace.org/blog/make-omaha-the-tech-maker-event-of-2019/

I’ll be showing my full collection of 3D mantis prints, the newly completed mantis tomb and other laser etch mantis stuff, some of the stuff related to how I make the models, and I’ll have some live specimens along for the kids.

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/742596886127356/