When I was asked to create a bug, why did I end up making a snail? Is it another connection to the sea shells of my childhood? Regarded as an annoying garden pest, do snails play an important role in the ecological landscape?
Here was a chance to recreate a garden pest into something whimsical...
My snail had developed a mutual relationship with a plant, to such an extent that one could not survive without the other. A recipe for extinction.
At night the flowers in which the bugs lived would open up, and the bugs would glow and make eerie and exquisite musical sounds, to attract other bugs to pollinate the plant.
The only record of the bugs existence, was found in this journal, clutched in the skeletal bones of a man's hand many,many years later.
The sounds of the snail had enchanted the explorer, to such an extent that he was unable to sleep, he was obssessed, he was mesmorised, and eventually he could no longer function, existing only to hear another night of song...
... the little things in life ...