Note (3 July) : This show was cancelled due to rain. It is being rescheduled for the 22 of July, and, unfortunately I will not be able to attend at that time. See you in 2013?
A few weeks ago, I took the chance and entered a juried competition for display space at the Devonian Botanic Garden‘s Canada Day Celebration. Under the theme of Rooted: Perspectives on the Natural World, I presented three images that appealed to me — and I was surprised, and pleased, to find out my submission was accepted by the selection committee.
For the last two weeks,(between regular life and work) I have been busy preparing for this show, which takes a surprising amount of thought and organization (not my strongest skills!). This is the second time that I have had the chance to present what I do. The first was a simple info booth on the benefits of naturalistic gardening, which featured a few bug photographs that proved to be quite popular. This is the first time that I can display a full selection of bug photographs to the public, with the opportunity to make sales.
Will curiosity lead people to a greater appreciation and the willingness to hang bug portraits on the wall?
This Sunday will be the test.
At the very least, I will have the chance to talk about bugs and share why we should learn to appreciate them more. I will have some of my macro equipment on hand, so I can demonstrate some impromptu bug photography techniques, especially if kids are willing and able to provide live specimens!
Drop by if you can: my Canada Day will be a Bug Appreciation Day!
Visit the Devonian Garden’s website for more information and directions.
Note: This show was cancelled due to rain. It is being rescheduled for the 22 of July, and, unfortunately I will not be able to attend at that time. See you in 2013? (3 July)