Rens Hensgens – Libation

Mixed Media, Original | 40 × 50 cm | Framed


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Herald moths seek shelter in dark cool caves and cluster together to winter. This coppery formation mesmerizes, especially in a place so dim. Gradually their wings will fill with condensation droplets. This phenomenon may have inspired their scientific name: Scoliopteryx libatrix derived from libation, a liquid offering.

Watercolour and resin on paper


Rens Hensgrens is a Dutch watercolourist and urban ecologist whose artistic work is deeply influenced by his work in the field. Blending his passion for the natural world with his creative talents, Rens captures the intricate beauty of overlooked species and landscapes through his watercolours. His work often highlights the delicate interplay between nature and urbanisation, gained by his unique perspective. Rens aims to foster a greater appreciation for hidden wonders on our doorstep, encouraging a deeper connection with our close environment and a commitment to its preservation.


Please note that shipping costs are not included in the purchase price for this artwork, and there may be additional customs charges for deliveries outside the UK.  Upon purchase, a member of the DSWF team will be in touch to discuss collection or delivery options. All artworks will remain at the Mall Galleries, even if sold, until the exhibition concludes on 6 July 2024.


At least 50% of the proceeds from this sale will support the charitable work of David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF) and our ground-based conservation partners across Africa and Asia.