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Of the various sources for dyes, the cochineal beetle is memorable and unique. Less common than a leaf, a flower, or even a root, I was intriqued by this tiny insect and began drawing it’s tiny rows of scales with a single string of yarn. The image took on a symbol-like form reminding me of the Adinkra block printing from Africa traditionally used to stamp patterns onto fabric.

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