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Jivko Nakev

20 Days Ago

Would You Hang A Fly On The Wall?

Will you hang a fly on the wall?
Flies are one of the most annoying insects in the world. They enter your home, despite the safety nets, crawl on you and irritate you with their unpleasant buzzing. They land on all kinds of rotting matter, food debris, feces, and then on your dishes and furniture, on your food and clothes.
Brrr, nasty, disgusting!

Houseflies are carriers of many pathogenic bacteria. Gangrene, tuberculosis, dysentery, anthrax, plague and various types of poisoning are just some of the diseases transmitted by flies.

Anyway:
Many species of flies pollinate plants.
Flies recycle food waste. Without them, the world would be a much dirtier place to live. They help to decompose carcasses, which in turn leads to soil enrichment.
Other species will disappear without flies: frogs, lizards, spiders, bats, dragonflies, fish and birds.
They are indicators of water quality.
For gardeners, flies even have a positive role because their larvae feed on aphids, which are quite large pests.
The larvae of some species of flies eat dead organic matter and thus help to heal the wounds of humans and animals.

Well, I wonder would you hang a picture of a fly on the wall?
I am curious to know your opinion.
Please kindly reply to my blog post as well.
https://fineartamerica.com/blogs/would-you-hang-a-fly-on-the-wall.html

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Mike Savad

20 Days Ago

no.


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Ken Krug

20 Days Ago

Do you mean a real fly? No.

A picture of one? It would have to have some compelling artistic merit, but even then not so sure.
I have wondered recently why are flies so annoying?

 

Munir Akkaya

20 Days Ago

Not in my house, but many people do not buy these pictures for houses. There are many office spaces, museums, educational institutions that may benefit from such addition.

 

Jivko Nakev

20 Days Ago

Mike, short and clear, without exception!
And yet, if we disregard the unpleasant associations, some flies are very beautiful!

 

David King Studio

20 Days Ago

No, but that does not mean others wouldn't.

 

Donna Mibus

20 Days Ago

Sorry, but no. Nothing endearing to me about a fly.

 

Bill Tomsa

20 Days Ago

No ,that idea doesn't FLY with me. sorry


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Chuck De La Rosa

20 Days Ago

I bet that looks stunning as a print. I use a small 3rd bedroom as an office. I see beauty in, and shoot a lot of things that many people might never hang on a wall. Some of these prints hang in my office. If I did take a shot of a fly as good as yours, I would very likely hang it in my office.

As already said, I could certainly see a fly print hanging in certain offices, museums, or universities.

That said I would not hang a fly print anywhere else in my house, just as I won't hang prints of derelict and abandoned things anywhere else in my house. And I think my wife would agree with me. Well, I'm really agreeing with her... ;-)

 

Tim Phelps

20 Days Ago

Hi Jivko----I will stand up for the fly----LOL-- I have created images of hoverflies on flower blooms in my nature mandalas (not posted yet on my site)--so yes and I am a lover of all nature--I would hang a fly in my room--I send my best to all!

Post script---Jivko--you MADE me do it---I added a hover fly to my FAA collection just now----will it sell who knows--do I like it--I do!--all my best fellow artists!

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Mike Savad

20 Days Ago

the thing is, unless you are a die hard entomologist without a sense of decor, or you were turned into a fly, bugs like that are usually ugly, usually squashed, not usually displayed.

i have a hard time just selling butterflies and those are pretty.

i'm sure some flies are very nice, lend money to beetles, own soup kitchens, run the orphanage. but generally they are annoying, eat poop, then land on your sandwich. most look like an inkblot by the time someone actually looks, and that's only just before they wash their hands.

now a small fly on a photo, where it looks like a fly landed on the image complete with shadow, would make a good print, just not a canvas print, unless you want repeat customers hitting it.

generally macro's are not appreciated no matter how much they sparkle or how shiny and rainbow their rear ends are.


i think i sold beetles to a mother of an entomologist still in college as bug art for the wall, it was years ago and she wanted a discount. they just usually don't sell, not for me anyway.


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Roger Swezey

20 Days Ago

"Fly on a wall??"

Tellya what I'm gonna do

Wall Art

 

Joni Hermansen

20 Days Ago

I'd hang your picture of the fly. Gorgeous!

 

Rose Santuci-Sofranko

20 Days Ago

Maybe only if it was a close up macro of their fascinating eyes....but otherwise, no, sorry.

 

Mike Savad

20 Days Ago

dragonflies on the other hand, maybe, those have some grace. and you usually don't find them floating in your drink.


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Roger Swezey

20 Days Ago

Mike,

RE:....Dragon Flies

You mean: DARNING NEEDLES

They sew up your mouth!!, don't cha know???

 

Mike Savad

20 Days Ago

ummm... kay....


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Jivko Nakev

20 Days Ago

Thanks, Roger, for uploading this beautiful image! Amazing art! ,

 

Patti Deters

20 Days Ago

I like your work - just not on my walls.

 

Jivko Nakev

20 Days Ago

One of my early photos. It is not for the wall, not a piece of art, but some flies are really beautiful.

 

Jivko Nakev

20 Days Ago

Here is another one. Do you see the fly?

 

Val Arie

20 Days Ago

Wow - I can't say I ever saw nicer images of flies but I would have to say no I would not hang them on my walls.

 

Jivko Nakev

20 Days Ago

Wow, Tim Phelps, thank you for uploading this beautiful piece of art. Wish you many sales of it!

 

Dave Bowman

20 Days Ago

An entomologist might, I suppose.

 

Ronald Walker

20 Days Ago

Yes, they can be quite beautiful and extremely interesting visually.

 

Rachelle Stracke

20 Days Ago

Me? No to the fly. But I do have a photo in my shop of a colorful spider on it's interesting web. I personally am not a fan, but others are. I had a bit of a dilemma photographing it...run or shoot...LOL. I was intrigued enough to shoot.

Bottom line is someone might like the fly on the wall...especially the "concept" of being a fly on the wall......

To each their own.

 

Bradford Martin

20 Days Ago

Well I was an nature educator for many years and that is the type of thing I did hang on walls. But if you want to have your images found in a Google search, filling out the description field with a paragraph would help that a lot.

 

Roger Swezey

20 Days Ago

IMAGE vs SUBJECT

Hypothesis:

House Flies had been determined to be not only helpful, but necessary for our well being.

and

Lady Bugs spread disease, with terrible painful bites.


Would images of flies still be yucky?

and

Would images of lady bugs still be cute?

 

Jivko Nakev

19 Days Ago

Bradford Martin, thank you for your advice, You are right, I shall take care for that!

 

Jivko Nakev

19 Days Ago

Roger, that's the point.

Many people experience disgust, fear, even panic at the sight of spiders, scorpions, snakes, flies, mosquitoes and other unpleasant, often dangerous and annoying creatures. They react instinctively, this is a psychological effect. No matter how aesthetic, beautiful a picture or photograph is, the subject has a repulsive effect.

And this is completely understandable and natural.
My colleague is panicking about birds! She doesn't like my pictures of birds, in the same time she has no problem with spiders, wasps and flies! For her the images of flies and aphids are cute, but those of birds are yucky!

 

David Bridburg

19 Days Ago

I'd hang a noseeum on a chocolate plant.

LOL

Something has to pollenate the coco.

Dave Bridburg
Bridburg.com
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Edward Fielding

19 Days Ago

This seems like a blog post.

 

Roger Swezey

19 Days Ago

At face to face shows, when I've been often asked, regarding my subject selection, "Why?"

I hand out this card

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Bradford Martin

19 Days Ago

As a biologist and fact checker I would be remiss to point out that ladybugs do not spread disease. Some people are allergic to their secretions. By all means don't eat them.

 

Jays Images GC

11 Days Ago

Why not, I mean if it was pretty close and showed detail that the normal eye doesn't see on a fly. That's the thing with photography, a person may not like a bee or spider but will like a fly. Similar with abstracts, what one person may see in the image another person will see or feel something different. All comes down to the individual.

 

Cascade Colors

11 Days Ago

I think some people might. I myself possibly would, but for me it would have to be some sort of 'themed' room; nature macro, strictly insects, lichen, fungi, stuff not typically aesthetic. I have a few insect and other macro photos such as these that I have uploaded and love; not a house fly, ha, but again, I think even a more common looking fly could have its place with some people.

 

Lisa Kaiser

11 Days Ago

The bug pics in this thread are amazing.

I love the tiny critters and how they look to us, like monsters.

Yes, they are cute and I would hang a crazy bug on my wall.

Here is my crazy painting of a no good meat bee.

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Rudi Prott

11 Days Ago

Flies? Not really, but a big framed snake photo from my collection is hanging in an office of my former employer.

https://fineartamerica.com/featured/green-mamba-rudi-prott.html

 

Ng Kok Hwa

11 Days Ago

If it is stunning or charming, why not? Subjects matter, but art should matter more, or is it not? After all what you hang is not an insect but a piece of art. Here is a painting of a fly I did some years ago, just to share...

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Uther Pendraggin

8 Days Ago

OK,

So many answers have I
.

Start with
Wall Art

Also to point out that this is not a "Fly" as aren't several of the images and hypotheticals here. This is a bee.

Moreover; I would have a fly on the wall if it were looking like it was listening to what is going on in the room. Actually, I'd think that was fairly awesome.

Also, to analyze my walls... I don't much tend towards anything animal. rarely even people. So I would say, unless I had a good reason... Nah man.

PLAU
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Here is my fly on the wall . . .

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Jivko Nakev

8 Days Ago

Thank you for sharing your art pieces here, guys! They are all very nice!

 

Mike Savad

8 Days Ago

pretty sure this isn't an image thread.


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Jivko Nakev

7 Days Ago

All images are beautiful, but Mike is right, this was not intended to be an image thread. Please do not post more images.

 

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