Never flitting, still is sitting | 2021
Original artwork by Sharon Field.
Never flitting, still is sitting, watercolour and graphite, 12.5 x 8 cm.
The mature cicada nymphs emerge from the soil at night, climbing the nearest vertical surface, and then splitting the exoskeleton down the middle of the back to allow the escape of the soft adult under the cover of darkness. Some little cicadas do not make it out of their shells or exoskeletons, and all that is left of them are a few delicate wings. Why the callistemon pod? It just seemed to work!