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Many people hold the perception that we (Humans) dominate insects and that Lions may dominate a human. Does this perception make insects less valuable than the lion or does this mean that, ecologically speaking, one species is more important than another?
Regardless of our concocted perceptions, the facts are that we could not live without insects. They help pollinate our trees so that they can bear fruit, they assist in the transformation of dead things into useful things, they provide us with food (honey) and clothing (silk) and they sustain ecological balances so we can grow crops.
They have maintained such a long and obvious presence in our lives that we also use insects to metaphorically represent large human concepts such as good luck, reincarnation and productivity.
Shaboo Prints proudly uses insects to illustrate many human concepts and characteristics and hopes to help sustain the perception that they are important and deserve respect, just as much as the lion. Aesthetically, many are seen as beautiful and Shaboo takes special care to spotlight these qualities so that we can connect to them with our hearts, as well as our minds.
May you float like a butterfly and sting like a bee!