Humans and Insects Brought Together for Camden Art Installation

If you visit one particular Virtua campus, you’ll probably stumble upon two large structures that look like wings. Those are the new installation from artist Brandon Ballengée – and they glow in the dark.

The piece of art is part of the ongoing exhibit Love Motel for Insects and presented in partnership with Freedom Prep Charter School and Virtua Camden. It stands 12 feet tall at 1000 Atlantic Avenue in Camden. Inspired by the wings of a green darner dragonfly, the sculpture attracts nocturnal insects with its light to give viewers an up-close view at the bugs that are not always seen.

The installation is part of Ballengée’s exhibition Sea of Vulnerability, made up of a number of pieces inspired by his environmental experiences, specifically representing species that are in decline, threatened or already extinct. It will remain on view until March 2018.

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