“Globe Skimmer Dragonfly Channeled Map”

"Personal Geographies": a Fictional or Channeled Map

 “Globe Skimmer Dragonfly Channeled Map” 


I “channeled” a map of the 11,000 mile migration route journey that the Globe Skimmer Dragonfly makes from western India, touching down in the Maldives and Seychelles before reaching Tanzania, reproducing and then flying back again. This amazing 1.77” long insect is the fastest flying insect at 44 m.p.h. and it can fly as high as 3,000 feet. I portrayed the dangers it faces day & night as it flies across deep oceans and lands in various habitats- bats, birds, alligators, frogs, and humans all pose a threat to its life. I am so impressed by the navigational accomplishments of this little insect that I portrayed a symbolic representation of it hovering over a globe of the earth in this assemblage piece. There is also a vintage postcard of a young Victorian girl playing with dragonflies on the back wood piece. The map folds out from the globe & stays bent up in places so that you can see the little paper dragonflies hanging down.

© Deedee Hampton 2012