Just 30,000 black moths hanging out in the gallery, that’s all

There’s something really dark about what Mexican artist Carlos Amorales does with Black Cloud, an installation with 30,000 handcrafted black paper moths that just sit around on walls, and you know, overwhelm gallery visitors by their sheer combined presence. We can’t think of a better way to beat mottephobia except by watching Mothra and hanging out with their paper dummies.

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Low Lai Chow travels light and is working on exercising demons from her past. Find out more about her at