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Joseph Scheer Art

American, b. 1958
Joseph Scheer is the Professor of Print Media and the Co-Director/Founder of The Institute of Electronic Arts at Alfred University. He earned his B.F.A. from Alfred University and M.F.A and M.A. degrees from the University of New Mexico. "His large scale works challenge notions about the intrinsic relationship between the external natural landscape and the internal psychic landscape." [1] Scheer writes of his work: "My artwork of the last decade has been a continuing dialog with the natural sciences. My hope is that the work explores the inherent basis of the human need for nature. This need was coined biophilia by E.O. Wilson. Wilson defines biophilia as the innately emotional affiliation of human beings to other living things. I believe that we live in a time in which it is highly critical to promote our respect for, and redefine the delicate relationship to, the many living things on our planet. I have chosen moths to study and create work from because of their diversity (approx. 14,000 species found in the United States) and their rich mythology in history. They are also a family of insects that most people know so little about, both visually and environmentally. A goal of my artwork is to bring this information to a diverse audience who may not normally be aware of, or come in contact with the beauty and diversity of moths. I started with the insect pieces as collages, but I soon stripped them of that kind of formal complexity and left the insects alone, arranged on a page. Digital scanning technology allows for the examination of the insects at a very high resolution. This creates an effect of hyper-real vision where it becomes possible to see structures of the insect that the naked eye cannot discern. This process results in the making of images that have their own inherent techno-visual qualities that differs from photography. There is an incredible reality that we are now able to see that reveals the beauty along with the monstrosity of moths with all their preposterous hair and scales. Their beauty becomes a totally different kind - a sort of repulsive, disquieting beauty. These images may be of insects half a centimeter long that become 3' by 4' when enlarged and printed." [2] "The Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, New York and the National Museum of China, Beijing. The Regional Museum of Kristianstad Sweden and The Field Museum, Chicago, IL, He has published two books about his work; Night Visions, the Secret Designs of Moths , published by Prestel and Night Flyers , published by Nexus Press. His work has been written about in: National Geographic , the New York Times , Flaunt, ArtNews, Science, Nature, Forbes , US Air Attache', American Photo, DER SPIEGEL, The Chronicle for Higher Education and The Ganzfield ." [3]
(Biography provided by Lynda Anderson Galleries)
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Artist: Joseph Scheer
Hemileuca Black, Red, White, Yellow Moth Insect Nature Photograph
By Joseph Scheer
Located in Kent, CT
In this hyper-detailed archival pigment print on watercolor paper, a white moth with black stripes and yellow circular markings on its wings is dramatic against a solid white backgro...
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2010s Contemporary Joseph Scheer Art

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Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Actias Luna, Green, Yellow, Brown Moth Insect Nature Photograph
By Joseph Scheer
Located in Kent, CT
In this hyper-detailed archival pigment print on watercolor paper, a light green luna moth with brown circular markings on its wings and a fuzzy yellow abdomen is dramatic against a ...
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2010s Contemporary Joseph Scheer Art

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Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Hemileuca Electra, Red Orange, Black, Yellow White Moth Insect Nature Photograph
By Joseph Scheer
Located in Kent, CT
In this hyper-detailed archival pigment print on watercolor paper, a bright, crimson red orange moth with white, black and yellow circular markings on its wings is dramatic against a...
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2010s Contemporary Joseph Scheer Art

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Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Hyles Lineata, Yellow, Pink, Brown, White Nature Moth Insect Photograph
By Joseph Scheer
Located in Kent, CT
In this hyper-detailed archival pigment print on watercolor paper, a moth with yellow, pink and black markings on its wings and a long proboscis is dramatic against a solid white bac...
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2010s Contemporary Joseph Scheer Art

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Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Grammia Virgo RGB Female, Coral Red, Black, Peach Moth Insect Nature Photograph
By Joseph Scheer
Located in Kent, CT
In this hyper-detailed archival pigment print on watercolor paper, a coral red moth with black markings on its wings and abdomen and pale peach on its upper wings is dramatic and vib...
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2010s Contemporary Joseph Scheer Art

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Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Xanthopastis Regnatrix, Pink, Orange, Brown, White, Nature Moth Insect
By Joseph Scheer
Located in Kent, CT
In this hyper-detailed archival pigment print on watercolor paper, a moth with pink, orange and black markings on its upper wings is dramatic against a solid white background. Pric...
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2010s Contemporary Joseph Scheer Art

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Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Arachnis Picta, Magenta Pink, Black, Gray, White Moth Insect Nature Photograph
By Joseph Scheer
Located in Kent, CT
In this hyper-detailed archival pigment print on watercolor paper, a magenta pink moth with black circular markings down its abdomen and black, white and gray on its upper wings is d...
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2010s Contemporary Joseph Scheer Art

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Archival Pigment, Archival Paper

Thyatira Batis Batis, Nature Photograph of Brown, Beige, Pink Moth on White
By Joseph Scheer
Located in Kent, CT
In this hyper-detailed archival pigment print on watercolor paper, a white moth with brown circular markings on its wings is dramatic against a solid white background. Price shown ...
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2010s Contemporary Joseph Scheer Art

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Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Sphingomonas Rosa Moth
By Joseph Scheer
Located in Brookville, NY
The artist has stated that his work is a dialogue with the natural sciences, and his hope that the work explores the inherent basis of the need for nature. I believe that we live i...
Category

Early 2000s Naturalistic Joseph Scheer Art

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Photographic Paper

Caligula Japonica Female, Golden Brown, Ochre Moth White, Winged Insect Nature
By Joseph Scheer
Located in Kent, CT
In this hyper-detailed archival pigment print on watercolor paper, a moth in yellow ochre and golden brown with light burgundy details on its wings is dramatic against a solid white ...
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2010s Contemporary Joseph Scheer Art

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Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Catocala Fraxini, Gray, Brown Moth on White, Winged Insect Nature Photograph
By Joseph Scheer
Located in Kent, CT
In this hyper-detailed archival pigment print on watercolor paper, a brown moth with white details on its lower wings is dramatic against a solid white background. Edition of 12. S...
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2010s Contemporary Joseph Scheer Art

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Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Antheraea Yamamai, Insect, Golden Amber Yellow Brown Moth, White, Wings, Nature
By Joseph Scheer
Located in Kent, CT
In this hyper-detailed archival pigment print on watercolor paper, a yellow moth with light brown and reddish coral markings is dramatic against a clean, solid white background. Pr...
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2010s Contemporary Joseph Scheer Art

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Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Sphragifera Sigillata, White, Brown, Beige Moth, Winged Insect Nature Photograph
By Joseph Scheer
Located in Kent, CT
In this hyper-detailed archival pigment print on watercolor paper, a white moth with brown circular markings on its wings is dramatic against a solid white background. Price shown ...
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2010s Contemporary Joseph Scheer Art

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Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Haritalodes Basipunctalis, Nature Photograph, Insect, Brown, Yellow Moth, White
By Joseph Scheer
Located in Kent, CT
In this hyper-detailed archival pigment print on watercolor paper, a moth with light brown and bright yellow markings is dramatic against a solid white background. Price shown is t...
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2010s Contemporary Joseph Scheer Art

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Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Ourapteryx Species, White, Brown, Beige Moth, White Winged Insect Photograph
By Joseph Scheer
Located in Kent, CT
In this hyper-detailed archival pigment print on watercolor paper, a white moth with brown circular markings at the tips its bottom wings, and light, golden brown stripes is dramatic...
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2010s Contemporary Joseph Scheer Art

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Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Plagodis Dolabraria, Brown, Beige, Cream Moth on White, Nature Insect Photograph
By Joseph Scheer
Located in Kent, CT
In this hyper-detailed archival pigment print on watercolor paper, a cream and ivory moth with golden brown stripes on its wings is dramatic against a solid white background. Signe...
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2010s Contemporary Joseph Scheer Art

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Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Parasa Hilarula, Nature Insect Photograph, Light Green, Brown Moth on White
By Joseph Scheer
Located in Kent, CT
In this hyper-detailed archival pigment print on watercolor paper, a light brown moth with pale green markings is dramatic against a solid white background. Edition 1/12. Price sho...
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2010s Contemporary Joseph Scheer Art

Materials

Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Lymantria Mathura, Nature Photograph of Pink and Brown Moth on White Background
By Joseph Scheer
Located in Kent, CT
In this hyper-detailed archival pigment print on watercolor paper, a moth with distinctive markings and a soft pink abdomen and lower wings is dramatic against a solid white backgrou...
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2010s Contemporary Joseph Scheer Art

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Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Somatina Indicataria, Nature Photograph of White, Brown, Ivory Moth on White
By Joseph Scheer
Located in Kent, CT
In this hyper-detailed archival pigment print on watercolor paper, a white and ivory moth with brown and black markings on its wings is dramatic against a solid white background. P...
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2010s Contemporary Joseph Scheer Art

Materials

Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Pericallia Matronula Male Nature Photograph, Yellow, Brown, Red Moth on White
By Joseph Scheer
Located in Kent, CT
In this hyper-detailed archival pigment print on watercolor paper, a yellow and brown moth with a red body and distinctive markings is dramatic against a solid white background. Pr...
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2010s Contemporary Joseph Scheer Art

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Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Brahmaea Tancrei, Nature Insect Photograph of Brown, Beige Moth on White
By Joseph Scheer
Located in Kent, CT
In this hyper-detailed archival pigment print on watercolor paper, a dark brown moth with golden brown wavy stripes on its wings is dramatic against a solid white background. Editi...
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2010s Contemporary Joseph Scheer Art

Materials

Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Arctia Caja Manchuria, Nature Photograph, Orange Moth, Spots, White Background
By Joseph Scheer
Located in Kent, CT
In this hyper-detailed archival pigment print on watercolor paper, an orange moth with black spots and a black and white pattern on the top half of its wings is dramatic against a so...
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2010s Contemporary Joseph Scheer Art

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Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Thetidia Albocostaria, Insect Nature Photograph, Bright Green Moth on White
By Joseph Scheer
Located in Kent, CT
In this hyper-detailed archival pigment print on watercolor paper, a green moth with white spots is dramatic against a solid white background. Edition of 12. Signed, dated and numb...
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2010s Contemporary Joseph Scheer Art

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Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Geometra Glaucaria, Insect Nature Photograph, Light Green, Ivory Moth on White
By Joseph Scheer
Located in Kent, CT
In this hyper-detailed archival pigment print on watercolor paper, a light green moth with pale ivory markings is dramatic against a solid white background. Price shown is the unfr...
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2010s Contemporary Joseph Scheer Art

Materials

Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Anapplectoides Virens, Nature Photograph of Brown, Olive Green Moth on White
By Joseph Scheer
Located in Kent, CT
In this hyper-detailed archival pigment print on watercolor paper, a brown moth with a luminous, golden shade of olive green markings on its upper wings is dramatic against a solid w...
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2010s Contemporary Joseph Scheer Art

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Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Lymantria Species, Nature Photograph of Pink and Brown Moth on White Background
By Joseph Scheer
Located in Kent, CT
In this hyper-detailed archival pigment print on watercolor paper, a brown Lymantria species moth with light pink details on its abdomen is dramatic against a solid white background....
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2010s Contemporary Joseph Scheer Art

Materials

Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Ghoria Gigantea, Nature Insect Photograph of Light Brown, Orange Moth on White
By Joseph Scheer
Located in Kent, CT
In this hyper-detailed archival pigment print on watercolor paper, a light brown moth with yellow orange details on the top of its wings is dramatic against a solid white background....
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2010s Contemporary Joseph Scheer Art

Materials

Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Lithosia Quadra Male, Nature Photograph of Light Brown, Orange Moth on White
By Joseph Scheer
Located in Kent, CT
In this hyper-detailed archival pigment print on watercolor paper, a light brown moth with bright orange details and a golden shade of ivory on its lower wings is dramatic against a ...
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2010s Contemporary Joseph Scheer Art

Materials

Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Arichanna Melanaria, Nature Photograph of Yellow, Brown, Black Moth on White
By Joseph Scheer
Located in Kent, CT
In this hyper-detailed archival pigment print on watercolor paper, an ivory and yellow moth with brown with leopard-like spots, a golden yellow body and distinctive markings is drama...
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2010s Contemporary Joseph Scheer Art

Materials

Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Phalera Assimilis, Nature Photograph, Beige and Brown Moth, White Background
By Joseph Scheer
Located in Kent, CT
In this hyper-detailed archival pigment print on watercolor paper, a brown moth with black, beige, white and golden brown details on is dramatic against a solid white background. E...
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2010s Contemporary Joseph Scheer Art

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Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Contemporary Monotype Collage Butterfly Moth Nature Print Framed Pink Blue
By Joseph Scheer
Located in Buffalo, NY
This digital print on handmade paper comes in a natural wood archival framing presentation I have called the body of work that I have done over the past decade “Imaging Biodiversity...
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2010s Naturalistic Joseph Scheer Art

Materials

Etching, Handmade Paper, Digital Pigment

Automeris Ronda
By Joseph Scheer
Located in Buffalo, NY
This digital print on handmade paper comes in a natural wood archival framing presentation I have called the body of work that I have done over the past decade “Imaging Biodiversity...
Category

2010s Naturalistic Joseph Scheer Art

Materials

Handmade Paper, Digital Pigment

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