Transplant - Uninvited Collaborations with Nature, Nina Katchadourian
Cibachrome, 8 x 10 inches, 1998
In my father’s study in our summer cottage in the Finnish archipelago a certain kind of insect called a Jewelwing always dies in droves over the winter. I find many of their delicate green corpses on the windowsill at the start of each summer. Several of these wings were used to repair a plant whose leaves were the same shape as the insect wings.