The series came from a sculpture I created through found object. I always want to be drawing from life and the collection of subjects for reference is necessary for me. Using portions of various paper wasp nests I have placed the animals that created this home back into their respective places. Each bug is inside a gelatin pill capsule and inside the concave storage cells. The process became tedious and obsessive, and it felt like how these hive minded creatures work to build their homes. Placing them back where they came from is a way of containing and preserving a species that is never static.