Iron Prominent Moth (Notodonta dromedaries) (Self-portrait, shaving foam), 2013

Digital C-Type Print
172.7 x 121.9 cm

Convolvulus Hawk Moth, Agrius convolvuli (larva) Self Portrait, shaving foam, 2013

Digital C-Type Print
172.7 x 121.9 cm

Fox Moth (Macrothylacia rubi) (Self-portrait, shaving foam), 2013

Digital C-Type Print
172.7 x 121.9 cm

Comma Butterfly (Polygonia c-album) (Self-portrait, sugar), 2013

Digital C-Type Print
172.7 x 121.9 cm

Mayfly (Ephemeroptera) subimago stage betweenlarva and adult (Self-portrait, flour and water), 2013

Digital C-Type Print
172.7 x 121.9 cm

Common Slug (Arion hortensis) (Self-portrait, cotton wool), 2013

Digital C-Type Print
76.2 x 66 cm

Leopard Slug (Great Slug), Limax maximus, Self portrait, cotton wool, 2013

Digital C-Type Print
76.2 x 66 cm
All photography by Nick David

These photographic self portraits are a continuation of his relational explorations into becoming animal. Here he becomes slugs, moths, a butterfly and a mayfly. We see his solitary form covered in commonplace materials, shaving foam, dough, sugar and cotton wool, which create their own formations. His becoming of a species with no cultural bridge to a shared consciousness (an insect/mollusc) is attempted without metaphor or mimicry. He is not like the animal, for him, he just is.