Cocoon No.1, (hover fly/ syrphidae), 2020


glass, deceased insects, 2020 ongoing

Within cocoon a selection is shown of an ongoing process in which deceased insects are gathered throughout daily life. A fragile husk is all that remains from many of these creatures, yet upon closer inspection immense beauty may be found in their transient physical presence.

Through adopting the insects into this colony of unseen passing, a new stage in the post-lifecycle is set in motion. Encased in a thin and vulnerable glass cocoon, they are offered temporary protection & preservation from outside influences, human or natural alike.

The glass cocoon as an intervention allows for the short life of each of these individuals to resonate beyond their own time. An opportunity for us to take a more attentive look at these tiny beings which account for the majority of life on the planet.

10% of each sold cocoon will be donated to buglife in order to support their projects & campaigns.
A contribution to a bigger cause that aids in protecting insects and their environment.

For more information about the organisation please visit


Cocoon No. 48 (windowsill findings), this side specific cocoon was made during the Destination Unknown residency at the abandoned building of the former cigar factory Vossen-Breuers in Tegelen (NL)

Cocoon No. 45, (blue bottle fly/ calliphora vomitoria)

Cocoon No. 36, (lacewing / hemerobius micans

Cocoon No. 35, (crane fly / tipulidae

Cocoon No. 44, (European peacock/ aglais io)

Cocoon No. 40, (giant woodwasp/ urocerus gigas)

Cocoon No. 43, (leaf insect/ phylliidae)

Cocoon No. 41, (European stag beetle/ lucanus cervus 

Cocoon No. 37, (bumblebee / bombus terrestris)

Cocoon No. 38, (large cockchafer/ melolontha pectoralis)

Cocoon No. 42, (European peacock/ aglais io)

Cocoon No. 46, (beautiful demoiselle/ calopteryx virgo

Cocoon No. 47, (box tree moth/ cydalima perspectalis)

Cocoon No. 30, (cicada exuviae)

Cocoon No. 32, (European hornet/ vespa crabro)

Cocoon No. 33, (wasp colony – vespula vulgaris

Cocoon No. 31, (European hornet/ vespa crabro)


Cocoon No. 17, (common green bottle fly/ lucilia sericata)

Cocoon No. 18, (queen wasp)

Cocoon No.19, ( lesser stag beetle/ dorcus parallelipipedus)

Cocoon No.20 (moth)

Cocoon No.14, (firebug/ pyrrhocoris apterus)

Cocoon No.15, (dung beetle/ anoplotrupes stertorous)

Cocoon No.16 (large yellow underwing- moth/ noctua pronuba)

Cocoon No.21, (dung beetle/ geotrupes stercoarius)

Cocoon No.22, (spider wrapped beetle)

Cocoon No.18, (queen wasp/ vespula vulgaris)

Cocoon No.15, (dung beetle/ anoplotrupes stertorous)

Cocoon No.23, (common wasp/ vespula vulgaris) 

Cocoon No.49, (dung beetle/ geotrupes stercoarius)

Cocoon No.24 (moth)

Cocoon No.25, (western honeybee/ apis mellifera)

Cocoon No.26 (flesh fly/ sarcophaga carnaria)

Cocoon No.27, (paper wasp/ polistes) 

Cocoon No. 28, (water scavenger beetle/ hydrophilidae)

Cocoon No.29, (western honeybee/ Apis mellifera)

Cocoon No. 2, (common green bottle fly/ lucilia sericata) 

Cocoon No.3 (western conifer seed bug/ leptoglossus occindentalis)

Cocoon No.4 (cicada – scissors grinder/ neotibicen pruinosus pruinosus) 

Cocoon No.5 (wild bee)

Cocoon No.6 (moth)

Cocoon No.7 (bumblebee/ bombus terrestris)

Cocoon No.6 (chalcid wasps/ chalcidoidea)

Cocoon No.9, (flesh fly/ sarcophaga carnaria) 

Cocoon No.10, (moth/ drymonia ruficornis)

Cocoon No.11 (wild bee)

Cocoon No.12, (ancistrocerus antilope)