Insect Spreading

I was first introduced to the process of insect pinning by Alessandra Dzuba, owner of Oracle KC. She taught me how to carefully rehydrate specimens, and then slowly work with them to return them to a more lifelike form. I fell in love with both the craft and the process of it, and it has taught me a lot about slowing down and gave me what I like best: an opportunity to work with my hands directly in nature. Here is a collection documenting projects with insects both past and present: my way of giving you a peek inside one of my favorite hobbies.