Christopher MarleyChristopher Marley was born in southern California and grew up in Oregon. At nineteen he began his travels while serving as a missionary for two years in the Atacama Desertof northern Chile. Upon his return, he balanced studying design at Brigham Young University with extended sabbaticals to work both on and off camera for scores of fashionbrands such as Donna Karan, Gucci, and Giorgio Armani. Over more than a decade, his assignments to dozens of countries in Asia, Europe, Africa, and the Americas spawneda passionate drive to share the unending variety of surprising natural artefacts with an unsuspecting public through his artwork. His work has been featured in numerousmagazines and is sold through hundreds of galleries, stores, and showrooms in the United States and abroad.
Bé van der HeideBorn in the Netherlands; studied at the Academy of Fine Arts (AKI) in Enscheda and immigrated to Canada in the sixties. She is married and hastwo daughters and now shares her time between London and Spain.
Michael TurnerAfter obtaining his honours Degree in 3D Multidisciplinary Design at Buckinghamshire College in 1997, he started experimenting with various welding andmetalwork techniques. Now most of his work is sculpted in stainless steel as it is an enduring and adaptable medium.His inspiration predominantly comes from nature in all its forms. He is especially fascinated by insects which he never tires of reproducing, experimentingconstantly with different types of finishes on the basic stainless steel. He uses polishes, paints and heat effects to produce a unique piece every time.His work is exhibited in selected galleries and recently featured in Harvey Nichols’ London and Edinburgh stores, as well as the Royal West ofEngland Academy.
John BusbyJohn Busby: studied at both Leeds and Edinburgh Colleges of Art. He has exhibited widely, with solo shows at The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh aswell as a retrospective exhibition at Cartwright Hall, Bradford in 2000. Busby now lives near the Firth of Forth and the Bass Rock, Scotland.Busby has been involved with the Artists for Nature Foundation since its inception in 1991 and has taken part in projects in Poland, Spain,Portugal, India, and Ireland. Not only is John a prolific practicing artist he is also an associate of the Royal Scottish Academy and a foundermember of the Society of Wildlife Artists.
Mike LibbyMike Libby is a contemporary American artist who created the Insect Lab. Within this lab, he combines genuine insects and mechanical orelectronical components, in order to create cybernetic sculptures.Libby exhibits in many solo and group exhibitions in places such as New York, California, Virginia, Rhode Island, Philadelphia, Massachusettsand Maine. In July 2008 Libbys work form Insect Lab was included in a premiere group exhibit, "Fantastic Contraption" of Device Gallery inSan Diego, California, owned and operated by Greg and Amy Brotherton. this exhibit marked the opening of the gallery and included othernoted artists such as H.R. Giger, Stephane Halleux, Christopher Conte, and Eric Joyner among others. Synonymous with the exhibit, "FantasticContraption", was a book released of the exhibit through IDW Publishing under the same title.
Katie JenningsKatie Jennings has been an artist and educator for more than 20 years. As a producer and executive producer at KCTSeattle (PBS) her workwas broadcast internationally and gathered awards from the National Educational Media Competition, the American Film & Video Festival,American Women in Radio and Television, and Women in Film/Seattle. Her 1995 film about native elder Vi Hilberts language workHuchoosedah: Traditions of the Heart was broadcast on PBS and the BBC