Remnants of previous artwork, digital printing on photopaper, styrofoam, plastic, paper, plywood, wooden battens, F clamps, mixed media
The golden cicada is also known
By its onomatopoeic name.
It’s golden brown all over with
Translucent front and rear wings.
The family Cicadidae is widely spread across
The world’s tropical and temperate zones,
In deserts, grasslands, and forests,
Subsisting on tree sap.
They lay their eggs in trees,
And when the nymphs hatch in autumn,
They descend into the ground,
Where they moult multiple times.
It will take them over a decade,
Before the adults emerge from the dirt.
After the nymph has
Into adulthood, it has
But a month to live
The husks that the cicada
Sheds so often
Can be used in
Cuisine, medicine, and poetry
Does the cicada recognise
What it used to look like,
As it buzzes on and on?