Archedictyon : (from Greek Arche meaning first, original, ancient, primitive, or most basic and dictyo- meaning net or netlike, is a name given to a hypothetical scheme of wing venation proposed for the common ancestor of all winged insects.
I have a deep appreciation for the hidden and often overlooked beauty of insects: their pre-historic origins, complex structures, delicate textures, and the way they move and morph. Insects have symbolic and metaphorical significance for me, representing change and evolution–personal, philosophical, and societal. Many people have an unfounded fear of “bugs” which causes a desire to eradicate them. Bugs have a bad reputation: crop killers, disease spreaders, itch causers, biters, buzzers and annoyers. To find beauty in such creatures requires looking beyond the mud and slush of the everyday, and giving attention to things unseen–something I desire personally and think contemporary society needs.