Christopher Marley combines a passion for entomology with a keen eye for design to produce kaleidoscopic arthropod mandalas and stunning insect portraits. The result of years of arduous excursions to tropical regions where insects are profuse, brilliantly hued, and wondrously diverse, Marley’s insects are presented in their natural state, their colors true to life.
Marley’s work with insects reflects an enduring love for their distinctive behaviors and beauty. He asserts that an increased appreciation of insects can help slow humanity’s destruction of their habitat, the foremost threat to their survival. Leading environmentalists and entomologists agree that insect collecting can actually aid in the preservation of insect species by offering an economic incentive to preserve the environments in which they thrive.
A concise description of the insects portrayed in this calendar accompanies each photograph of Marley’s insect arrangements. More of Marley’s exquisite creatures are featured in the book Pheromone (Pomegranate, 2008).
All of Pomegranate’s calendars are printed with soy-based inks on FSC® certified paper, which means the paper has been certified by the Forest Stewardship Council™ and manufactured by an FSC certified printer. FSC certification promotes responsible forest management by ensuring that forestry practices are environmentally responsible, socially equitable, and economically viable.
Twelve monthly grids and full-color artwork
Size: 12 x 13 in.
Opens to 12 x 26 in.