As a lifelong admirer of nature, as well as an overall art-enthusiast, I often found myself drawn towards the world of natural preservation, especially with insects. I found the concept of preserving something so beautiful for posterity that had since passed on -fascinating.
After a few years of studying and researching entomology while running a successful wedding dress design and manufacturing business in Los Angeles, I eventually developed the skills involved in setting and mounting delicate butterflies. With greater confidence, I began to experiment by incorporating insects into my artwork and eventually fully transitioned into replacing fabrics with insects as my creative medium.
I would describe my aesthetic as architectural-modernist and this genre has often cross-pollinated my art and designs. I am inclined to challenge myself as a designer by often aiming to create art that is impactful and thought-provoking. I'm drawn to more unique works that are a bit outside of the box, perhaps rendering something that would make you do a double-take, provoke a conversation, evoke a fantasy or stimulate the imagination. I'm fascinated with creating geometric patterns from nature and other times enjoy venturing into a world of chaos and asymmetry.
I have been moved by the environmental situation in the many countries I have had the privilege to visit so far. This has dedicated me to expressing my love for the unmatched splendor of our magnificent planet through art. I feel that we should find more ways to remind us of the beauty of nature in order to truly care about it.
I look forward to sharing my visions with you.
Tak grew up in Los Angeles and now resides in the Pacific N. W. region of the United States.
+ My original insect art features real butterflies, beetles and other insects, created and produced with the discriminating client in mind.
+ Each Insectism art-piece is created one-at-a-time and never mass-produced. Therefore, some variations and dissimilarities between what our clients receive and the photographed artwork presented on our website should be expected.
+ You will be purchasing insect and butterfly art that is created and made in the USA.
+ My shadowbox frames have a modern, opulent depth of 2.5" and are built from scratch right here in the USA of solid pine.
+ UV filtering, museum-grade glass is utilized to protect insect specimens within my frames.
+ I use only museum-quality acid-free mat borders and backings.
+ My specimens are obtained from nature and therefore imperfections such as spots, small tears and asymmetries are natural and shall not be considered defects.
+ While I try my best to depict the actual colors of our butterflies and other insects on our website, please note that colors may appear a bit differently from one computer screen to another. Insect specimen(s) you receive will not be identical in color, shade or size as those pictured on Insectism.com
+ All my butterflies, beetles and other insects are permanently attached to a backboard. Please do not attempt to remove specimens from the frame. If it is absolutely necessary to do so, please allow us to assist you or ask for help from a professional in your area.
+ If you have any questions or concerns in regards to our butterflies, beetles and other original Insectism insect artworks, please do not hesitate to send me an email: email@example.com
My purchasing from insect vendors in countries blessed with prime insect habitat help keep them employed. This then incentivizes their governments to be more protective of this habitat as a valid income-generating source for their people. This results in habitat sustainability rather than letting it be cleared for lumber, agribusiness and other alternate activities.
Furthermore, by keeping these beautiful insects front-and-center in the public eye as an art form contributes to people's desire to help preserve their habitat -especially while we remind them in our art of how important it is to do so.
Most of my framed butterflies were raised on butterfly farms or aviaries around the world. Butterfly farming is self-sustainable and most butterflies and other insects live on an average of only 20-60 days. When the farm-raised butterflies have died naturally, they are carefully gathered and exported.
To offset the rapid loss of forests around the world due to environmental degradation , Insectism will donate 5% of yearly profits to WeForest.org
Disclaimer: All of my butterflies and other insect specimens are legally obtained in the United States through reputable resources. I possess all proper permits and licenses required by law and none of our offered species are considered endangered. Most of my specimens are collected from insect farms and aviaries throughout the world. I may be unaware of the laws in your state pertaining to purchases of our products. Please be advised that I am not responsible for any fees that may be incurred, should you order an item that you cannot legally possess where you reside.
Modern, original framed butterflies and other responsibly sourced insects.
All artwork made in USA.