Insecta de Regno Vegetabili

From her last endeavour into the wilderness of the plant kingdom Iben Toft Nørgård brings back these curious and hitherto unknown specimens, for us to gaze upon in bewildered excitement. Because what are these creatures actually? And where do they belong?
Insecta de Regno Vegetabili (meaning insects from the plant kingdom) replicates the format known from Natural History Museums and thus appropriates legitimacy to its content. But the creatures inside the display are purely fictional, a product of the artists mind, all made from delicate cuttings of floral illustrations skilfully glued together.



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Insecta de Regno Vegetabili, 34 x 44 cm, in glass display, 2015