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. . .Arthropods are invertebrate animals characterized by a bilaterally symmetrical, jointed exoskeleton, and segmented bodies. Each segment bearing a pair of jointed limbs. The phylum Arthropoda is commonly divided into four subphyla forms: Chelicerata, Crustacea, Hexapoda, and Myriapoda. The extinct subphylum Trilobitomorpha (the Trilobites) were the dominant arthropods in early Paleozoic seas, but became extinct at the end of the Paleozoic Era, over 250 million years ago.
For whatever reasons, Nissen's patrons and fans seem to have an unusual attraction to his renditions of these less-than-cuddly creatures. While true-to-life in their depiction and detail, Nissen's BUG paintings exude a personality not found in everyday scientific textbook illustrations. "Bugs are everywhere, all around us, so they are something anyone can relate to," says Nissen. Then, marveling at the arthropods' diversity, the length of their reign on this planet, and their sheer numbers, he adds, ". . . but In reality, it is we who live among them."
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