What are we supposed to make of John Hampson's "bug art"? To me, what matters is how we view the work. We have a choice. We can view the pieces as the Fairbanks describes them, as insects “meticulously positioned on wood and lovingly framed.” Or we can interpret them as shadowboxes that stand at the crossroads of self-expression and destruction. These works can serve to pull us like a moral clarion call to honor natural life rather than to destroy it. At the Museum of Everyday Life a few miles away, celebrate what is living and breathing.