- Return of the fool
- oil and marble powder on jute
- 190×140 cm
- courtesy of the artist
When an ant leaves home, she carries the distinct colony smell on her body for a long time.19 If this scent gets masked or washed off, however, her nest mates will attack her aggressively, no longer recognizing their sister.20
- According to research conducted on Prairie Mound Ants, Formica montana.
- Henderson et al., 1990