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Monday, 13 September 2010

Dazzling dragons- damsels, flutters and spray cans

Over the weekend in the Jim Corbett National reserve where I was staying I can quote from their brochure, with awe, that there are 37 types of dragonflies in the area. A dragonfly belongs to the Odonata family, characterized by large multifaceted eyes, two pairs of strong, transparent wings, and an elongated body. Dragonflies are similar to damselflies, but adults hold their wings away from, and perpendicular to the body when at rest, whereas damselflies hold them closer to the body The eyes on a damselfly are apart; in most dragonflies the eyes touch.Dragonflies are great if only because they eat mosquitoes and other small insects.
The name dragonfly actually came about because of an ancient Romanian Folktale. In the folktale, the Devil turned a beautiful horse ridden by St. George (of St. George and the dragon fame) into a giant, flying insect.

One reader when seeing dragonflies wrote:
"Dragonflies are considered as a symbol of strength, happiness and courage...they are believed to help you see through your illusions and allow your own light to shine in a new vision..."

Whatever you see in them they are wonderful and delicate insects with a hugely significant ecological purpose so look after them and enourage them at all times.

Corbett was fascinating for lots of reasons which I shall share with you but the other subject today following on from the previous blog is butterflies and here are some of what I saw.
The varieties were amazing. Capturing them in photos was near impossible but I was delighted I could at least capture these. With dragonflies and damselflies and butterflies in my head you can imagine my sheer delight when opened the newspaper today and saw a notice for an exhibition called "Butterflies and birds +spray cans.
I set off to find the place and it took a while. It is a small but wonderful exhibition and it is on until the 8th of October 10.00 am to 700 pm Sundays Closed.
The artist is a young man called Graeme Brusby who became a graffiti artist at the age of 14 and he developed the tag "sense" which evolved into what he uses today XENZ pronounced "zenz".

Remember he creates all this beautiful art with spray cans.You can find this lovely little exp at W+K EXP, B-10 Triveni Complex
Sheikh Sarei Phase 1 New Delhi 110017

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