Living With Insect Folk Art

North Star, Made From Pinned Insects
Artist: John Hampson

John Hampson was an Englishman who immigrated to America in 1860. He worked at a variety of jobs in numerous locations eventually settling in Newark, NJ. During his lifetime, he developed a fascination with insects, collecting and preserving them. He combined insects with art to make a number of collages, each made from the bodies of thousands of pinned insects. He often used insects that could be found in abundance such as cabbage…

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