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Earthshine: An insect folds its wings, bringing itself to a stop. Stretching taut its feeler, it focuses all of its attention on a flower. A wolf at rest shows its stomach to the sky, and attempts...
  • Tomoko Konoike
    born 1960
    born: Akita, Japan ; active: Japan
  • Earthshine: An insect folds its wings, bringing itself to a stop. Stretching taut its feeler, it focuses all of its attention on a flower. A wolf at rest shows its stomach to the sky, and attempts..., 2013
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • ink, shell powder, color pencil, and gold leaf on paper
  • Courtesy of the artist and Volcanoise, Tokyo, Japan
  • Not on display
  • EL2014.002.a,b
  • Loan: Not in the Spencer's collection
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Two four panel screens. Starting from the left, on the left side of the left panal is painted a large skull showing only its right side. from it's mouth shoots black jagged zig zags like electricity moving over onto the next panal. The jagged lines move right and suround a large moth with human legs, and its body is in distress. The background is yellow fading to black at the bottom and gold flakes spatter the bottom. The skull and moth figure are handled in a gray tone with dark blacks.