Nothing is ever quite as perfect as it can seem at first glance.
Although the latin name for Dragonflies is Odonata  their infraorder is Anisoptera which comes from the Greek meaning ‘uneven wings’.

This is my second attempt at a dry-point of the same dragonfly. What attracts me most of all is indeed the play of symmetry and asymmetry, but also the poignancy of his one damaged wing against the near perfection of the other three.

Sarah Gillespie
Dragonfly –  29cm x 39cm Drypoint engraving on Arches Aquarelle paper 350gsm


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