Gallery: Christopher Marley’s Mesmerizing Insect Mosaics Help Preserve ...

These fascinating mosaics of insects and butterflies are the works of artist/designer Christopher Marley. His obsession with insects actually began out of a fear of bugs, but eventually grew into an appreciation for their beauty. Marley creates a myriad of designs out of natural things like beetles, bugs, butterflies, moths, carnivorous plants, seashells and even fossils for his Pheromone collection. Although one might think that his collecting insects from the wild would diminish populations, his art is helping carve out a niche industry of local collectors who are dedicated to preserving their habitats.

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