Charlotte Craig

Charlotte Craig

We take a look at GSA graduate Charlotte Craig's unique project - The Morphology of Native Moths.

Flame Carpet (Xanthorne Designata) © Charlotte Craig

Flame Carpet (Xanthorne Designata) © Charlotte Craig

"This project presents a detailed study of the aesthetic form and habitats of moths, based on species found in the UK. To create the most authentic replicas of these moth species, organic matter has been collected from their natural habitats and then re-formed through various craft-making techniques. These models were then photographed using a Hasselblad camera and presented as specimens. The moths themselves embody all the diversity of their natural environment, becoming a manifestation of the landscape from which they derive."

Large Emerald (Geometra Papilionaria) © Charlotte Craig

Large Emerald (Geometra Papilionaria) © Charlotte Craig

Small Fan-footed Wave (Idaea Biselata) © Charlotte Craig

Small Fan-footed Wave (Idaea Biselata) © Charlotte Craig

"The intention of my work is to explore certain issues that our natural environment faces. I use craft and photography as a means to research and understand better some of these matters, and then present them to a wider audience. I try to keep an element of playfulness to what I make, as I feel environmental issues can be so overwhelming they can leave us with a detached sensation, I aim to suggest more accessible ways for us to release them."

Antler Moth (Cerateryx Graminis) © Charlotte Craig

Antler Moth (Cerateryx Graminis) © Charlotte Craig

Marbled Minor (Oligia Strigilis) © Charlotte Craig

Marbled Minor (Oligia Strigilis) © Charlotte Craig

Large Emerald (Geometra Papilionaria) © Charlotte Craig

Large Emerald (Geometra Papilionaria) © Charlotte Craig

Cloud Bordered Brindle (Apamea Crenata) © Charlotte Craig

Cloud Bordered Brindle (Apamea Crenata) © Charlotte Craig

To see more of Charlotte's work visit: charlottecraig.com

This project has been made with the help of the Glasgow Butterfly and Moth Conservation.

Victoria Braithwaite

Victoria Braithwaite

Glaswegian Westwood

Glaswegian Westwood