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Magicicada

Molly Burgess's avatar Molly Burgess

Magicicada is a celebration of the coming emergence of the Brood X Periodical Cicadas (Magicicada cassinii). A fascinating insect that, after hatching from eggs laid high in tree branches, fall to the ground where they burrow and grow for 17 years. After emerging and molting from their last nymph shell into winged adults the males sing their iconic song in hopes of attracting a mate. The pen drawn half of my piece illustrates this life cycle. The soft sculpture half of my piece is my fiber interpretation of the adult stage of their lives which only lasts for a couple weeks.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 2 1/2”
  • Medium: Fiber, Ink on Paper
  • Width: 21” (soft sculpture), 15” (drawing). Combined width is adjustable.
  • Year created: 2021
  • Height: 8 1/2” (soft sculpture), 12” (drawing) Combined height is adjustable