Aposematism describes anti-predator adaptations where warning signals (i.e conspicuous colours) is associated with the unprofitability of a prey to potential predators. Im response to Charles Darwin, was the first to suggest that the contrasting coloured bands of the hornet warned of its defensive sting, so could the bright colours of the caterpillar warned of its unpalatability.
Featured here are a few aposematic animals and flowers. Their forms are broken down into geometric shapes and lines. They are represented by contrasting colours and put together to form a kaleidoscopic form. Colours featured are chosen to emphasise the aesthetically pleasing blend with intricate details when viewed up close.
DV2011 – Pattern, Art, Design and Architecture
Art, Design & Media Library
27 August 2014
29 April 2017
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