You have got to be shitting me.
The Relativity of Real is a 2012 colored pencil series inspired by the different ways organisms experience the world.
The top image is through the perspective of a bee, whereas the middle is the perspective of a human, and the last one, a snake.
The series is meant to question what we believe to be the “true” world. It shows the limitations of our own perspective by remarking on our lack of thermal vision, and ability to see UV rays, which aids bees to flowers.
I also hoped that the viewer would extend and apply it the human world, by reflecting on the short-sightedness of our own perspective and understanding that other people may see the world very differently, even if we are all looking at the same old chunks of matter, even if we all see the same old light rays.
Sources of Inspiration
John James Audubon's beautiful scientific illustrations
KILL IT. KILL IT KILL IT KILL IT!! THOSE LITTLE SHITS ARE EVIL! KILL IT!
THOSE THINGS BITE AND THEY KILL LADYBUGS AND BRING ABOUT THE RUIN OF FRUIT AND VEGETABLE BEARING PLANTS!
are you talking about the ladybug or the hand
That is NOT a ladybug, bro. NOT A LADYBUG. IT IS AN ASIAN BEETLE AND IT IS PURE EVIL!
Of course I am talking about the bug. The hand is fine. Unless it has slain puppies and kittens, then it, too, may be evil. But, no. THE BUG OF SATAN. e-e They breed way too quickly and are choking out the north american Ladybug and they infest homes and cause all around problems… mostly because of how quickly they breed and how, in the fall, they swarm houses.
AND THEY BITE. e-e They are irritating little jerks! ”This species is widely considered to be one of the world’s most invasive insects, partly due to their tendency to overwinter indoors and the unpleasant odor and stain left by their bodily fluid when frightened or squashed, as well as their tendency to bite humans”. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harmonia_axyridis
Everyone says they’re just like ladybugs but A LADYBUG HAS NEVER BITTEN ME.
Oh wow informative
HOLY HECK OKAY
So I don’t know this for sure but:
A few years ago, a HUGE swarm of what we thought were ladybugs at the time (I’m coming to realize that they were probably these Asian beetles) absolutely infested the area around my house. We couldn’t open our windows or doors during the LATE SUMMER for any period of time except to get in or out, and they still got in. I was too freaked to sleep in my own bed because I have a lot of windows in my room and I had seen a bunch of them crawling around inside.
When you went outside, they got in your hair and clothing and sometimes bit you. You had to wear sunglasses and keep your mouth closed or they would get in. Every crevice of the corner of our house was filled with thousands of them. It was HELL. To this day, ladybugs freak me out and if I see more than 2 in one area I start losing it. It’s entirely likely and possible, as far as I can tell, that the bugs that infested the area near our house were not ladybugs but were, in fact, Asian beetles such as the one in this picture.
So, as tumblr user oneoddobsession stated, KILL IT WITH FIRE. These things ruined my family’s fall and have ruined my appreciation of ladybugs. Plus, they ate all my pumpkins I had grown that year (*a single tear rolls down her cheek*). Don’t underestimate the power of bugs and insects, especially when they are alien to an area.
this is a great and informative post but are you telling me ladybugs literally have an evil twin
But.. I’m fairly sure the bug in the image in question is a ladybug? not a ladybird?
ladybirds have a distinctive “M” looking marking
"A useful informal clue for distinguishing this species from most other Coccinellidae is that the pronotum of the succinea colour forms of Harmonia axyridis has white markings that typically define an “M”-shaped black area”
I’m not seeing that on this ladybug?
Sorry you are actually wrong on this one hoot, ladybugs are a very noticeable red, and their markings are spots, Asian beetles are always that color of orange, and the “M” shaped marking is on it’s head, not it’s shell, you can’t see it from this angle.
Here, Ladybug: red with black dots. all black neck and white head.
Asian beetle: dull orange with black spots, white neck with black forming an “M” like pattern.
So yeah don’t doubt, these things are horrific. They bite, they fuck up the ecosystem and they’ve all but eradicated the native ladybug.
are you telling me that every orange ladybug i’ve ever seen was in fact not a ladybug
well this puts a terrifying new spin on that super secret ladybug council post
i feel lied to