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Insects and other Flora, Fauna

"If all mankind were to disappear, the world would regenerate back to the rich state of equilibrium that existed ten thousand years ago. If insects were to vanish, the environment would collapse into chaos"   E. O. Wilson
 

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The Lure,  graphite on museum board, 1993, 14.5 x 17.5 inches

Collection of Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA

Raised by two scientist parents, Evans has had a lifetime interest in studying and collecting flora, fauna, rocks, minerals, fossils and other artifacts from the natural realm. Evans' particular fascination with insects dates back to childhood adventures: collecting large silk moths attracted to the outdoor lamps at night, searching for beetles and other creatures under overturned rocks, and capturing "pet" praying mantises from the bushes of his suburban home. Evans is keenly aware of the current rapid collapse of insect and bird species populations around the globe, suggesting they could vanish within a century. With this imminent peril in mind, in addition to being captivated by the intricate architecture of their exoskeletons and diverse range of color and patterning, Evans also utilizes insect imagery to mine potent artistic metaphor. Using a variety of formats, including multi-panel narratives, Evans explores and confronts such issues as environmental collapse, the ephemeral nature of things, metamorphosis and change, and the threat of human activity on a fragile ecosystem. In addition to insects, Evans also examines birds, plants, rocks and other natural artifacts through a similar lens. 

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Study for "Predator",  graphite on museum board, 1996, 12 x 21 inches

Private collection, Kensington, MD

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Moth,  acrylic on panel, 1993, 24 x 72 inches (triptych)

Collection of Roundtop Trust

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Night Life,  oil on prepared paper, 1998, 18 x 19 inches

Collection of Evansville Museum of Art, History and Science, Evansville, IN

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Pairing,  oil on prepared paper, 2001, 21 x 15 inches

Private collection, Vero Beach, FL

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Predator,  acrylic and oil on prepared paper, 2000, 23 x 41 inches

Private collection

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Metamorphosis,  charcoal and conte on paper, 1996, 40 x 30 inches

Collection of Roundtop Trust

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Indicator,  watercolor on paper, 2000, 21 x 19.5 inches

Private collection

 

 

Cicada,  oil on panel, 2001, 40 x 120 inches (triptych)

Collection of James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, PA

 

 

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Exodus,  pastel on paper, 2000, 14 x 14 inches

Private collection, Arden, DE

 

 

Tulip and Tiger,  pastel on museum board, 2018, 9.5 x 13 inches

Private collection 

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Flight Pattern II,  oil on panel, 2012, 36 x 55 inches

Collection of Lehigh Valley Health Network, Allentown, PA

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Forsythia,  mixed media on paper, 2001, 29 x 21 inches

Private collection, Vero Beach, FL

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Above and Beneath,  mixed media over digitally manipulated pigment print, 2004, 27 x 19 inches

Collection of Roundtop Trust

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Migration,  mixed media on paper, 1997, 20 x 27.75 inches

Private collection (on long term loan to Susquehanna National Heritage Area)

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Trillium, digitally manipulated pigment print, 2002, 9 x 13 inches

Collection of James A. Michener Art Museum, Roundtop Trust, and numerous private collections

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Fire and Ice,  digitally manipulated pigment print, 2004, 23 x 19 inches

Collection of Roundtop Trust

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Winter Flocks,  oil on panel, 2001, 24 x 15 inches

Private collection, Vero Beach, FL

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Ice Flow,  mixed media on paper, 2004, 9 x 13.2 inches

Private collection, Lawrenceville, NJ

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Pileated,  pastel on museum board, 2012, 2.5 x 2.5 inches

Collection of Roundtop Trust

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Mullein,  pastel on museum board, 2017, 5.75 x 4.75 inches

Collection of Roundtop Trust

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Resting Swans,  pastel on museum board, 2018, 12 x 17 inches

Collection of Roundtop Trust

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River Rose,  pastel on museum board, 2017, 12 x 12 inches

Private collection

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Rose of Sharon,  pastel on museum board, 2016, 12 x 12 inches

Private collection, Norwich, VT

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