Big Blue Bug: Ink painting of Fruit Fly on Yupo - Drosophila

Big Blue Bug: Ink painting of Fruit Fly on Yupo - Drosophila



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ink, polypropylene paper


Height: 18 Inches; Width: 24 Inches


The fruit fly may be small, but it plays a huge role in science, so it deserves a big painting. This painting pays tribute to the fruit fly, drosophila melanogaster, one of the workhorses of biological research. This little insect has allowed scientists to make many important discoveries. This one was made using a batik technique - I drew the outline of the fly using a resist, and then painted over it with a combination of ink and water on Yupo.

Yupo is a non-absorbent "paper" made of 100% polypropylene, so instead of sinking into the surface, the ink stays on top and forms amazing patterns as it dries. After it dried, I removed the resist to reveal the white of the paper.

In a mixture of indigo ink and water on yupo. Size: 18 x 24 inches. No mat - ships rolled in a tube.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS AN ORIGINAL INK PAINTING, NOT A PRINT. THERE IS ONLY ONE. Please frame with glass and hang in an area without too much direct sunlight.

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