Odd Eyes visually represents the phenomenon of moth mimicry by reimagining their ocellus markings through the eyes of a predator.

Unlike with human-made works, there is no consciousness dictating aesthetic outcomes within the natural world. Instead patterns found throughout nature arise organically through the mechanism of evolution via natural selection. And these patterns serve the sole purpose of enhancing the species' ability to survive and reproduce.

Moths evolved these eyespots as a defence mechanism. A way to disguise themselves by mimicking the eyes of more threatening animals found elsewhere in their ecosystem. Where a millisecond of deception might be all that’s needed for a moth to make a quick getaway and escape the jaws of a hungry predator.

Scarf design of moths fused with their animal counterparts with alchemic detailing in pink.
Odd Eyes · Sakura
Square silk scarf design of moths and butterflies in front of a yellow astrological backdrop.
Odd Eyes · Mustard
Square silk scarf illustration of animals, moons and architectural details in muted purple and blue.
Odd Eyes · Cobalt
An exquisite silk scarf with gold detailing showing a giant atlas moth next to two snakes.
A luxurious gold silk scarf showing an illustrated moth and fine art detailing.
The corner of a blue silk scarf showing a moth overlaying the eyes of a fox.
A taxidermy display of vintage British moth specimens arranged in concentric circles.
Detailed image of pinned moths as part of an artwork display created by Sam Wilde.

Odd Eyes · Lepidopterology Displays