Portfolio > Insects of Suriname series and animation, 2014-17

Photographs and animation of staged images : body parts from magazine become additions to the Insects of Surinam plates from Maria Sibylla Merian. The scene is lit through various containers to create an effect as if they are in a canopy

Maria Sibylla Merian (April 2, 1647 – January 13, 1717) was a naturalist and scientific illustrator who studied plants and insects and made detailed paintings about them. Her detailed observations and documentation of the metamorphosis of the butterfly make her a significant, albeit not well known, contributor to entomology.

ANIMATION: Insects of Suriname in Vitro
animation
2 minutes, sound
2017
Merian, collage,  Dominique Paul, muscle, male body, insects
Photography of a collage with custom lighting
36X28.54 inches
2014
Merian, collage, dominique paul, male body, muscles, collage, contemporary art
Photography of a collage with custom lighting
42X30.2 inches; 106,7X76,7
2014
Merian, Dominique Paul male body, muscles, contemporary art, collage
Photography of a collage with custom lighting
36X26.98 inches; 91,4X68,5 cm
2014
Dominique Paul, Merian, photography, collage, environment, male body, transformation, metamorphosis
Photography, archival pigment print on Epson Enhanced Matte paper
78X57.95 inches or 198,12 X 147,19 cm
2017
Dominique Paul, Merian, photography, collage, environment, male body, transformation, metamorphosis
Photography, archival pigment print on Epson Enhanced Matte paper
78X59.7 inches or 198,12 X 151,64 cm
2017
Dominique Paul, Merian, photography, collage, environment, male body, transformation, metamorphosis
Photography, archival pigment print on Epson Enhanced Matte paper
66X47.64 inches or 167,64 X 121 cm
2017
Dominique Paul, Merian, photography, art, botanical illustration, collage, environment, male body, transformation, metamorphosis
Photography, archival pigment print on photorag
20X14.57 inches or 50,8X37 cm
2017
Dominique Paul, Merian, photography, art, botanical illustration, collage, environment, male body, transformation, metamorphosis
Photography, archival pigment print on Epson Enhanced Matte paper
20X14.4 inches or 50,8X36,54 cm
2017
Dominique Paul, Merian, photography, collage, environment, male body, transformation, metamorphosis
20X14.44 inches or 50,8X36,67 cm
2017