Everybody's Day artist: Science turns into art

"Moth Man' also loves to educate
Sep. 27, 2013 @ 11:32 AM

Philip McDonald ‘s childhood interest in butterflies and moths is a metamorphosis of life. What earned him state fair blue ribbons and Boy Scout badges will capture artistic and scientific interest at Everybody’s Day.

“Moth Man,” as he is now dubbed, will display and sell collections of mounted butterflies and moths at Everybody’s Day.

The High Point resident, now retired as facility manager from Immaculate Heart of Mary School in High Point, shared his scientific knowledge with students.

He still tours classrooms, but has taken his scientific interest to create an art.

His shadowbox of the luna moth radiates with a painted moonlight circle which shows the moth’s soothing color. In the center is the tiger moth with a burst of orange.

His favorite is a Zebra Swallowtail, which is somewhat rare in these parts and more common in his home state of Ohio.

In his booth, he will show live and open cocoons and demonstrate how live caterpillars feed.