"Ars longa, vita brevis "
Insects are everywhere. Without them we would not be here, at least in our present form. They are the dominant group of animals on the earth today. So we may as well learn to
love and respect them. Take a closer look, they really are beautiful. For several thousand years, insects have appeared in art in one form or another. In some small way this
site hopes to carry on that tradition, just click on the Japanese beetle Papilla japonica to see 23 whimsical, but accurately drawn renditions of insects featured in human-
like endeavors. From the Iditarod to YK2, from Entomology Classes to briefings in the Middle East Wars, and Carol Singers to Rock Groups, 450 different species of insects are
depicted, representing some of the insects in the following Orders: Coleoptera, Hymenoptera, Diptera, Hemiptera, Homoptera, Mecoptera, Tricoptera, Isoptera, Siphonaptera,
Lepidoptera, Collembola, and Acari.
Barry has won many international awards for his Entomological, Botanical, and Technical Illustrations - some examples of those drawings can be seen here. A knowledge of
insects has broadened Barry's horizons, given him a worthwhile and challenging profession, and made trips to the countryside and abroad infinitely more interesting.