I've always loved insects, ever since I was a child. Their amazing variety, their many adaptations to survival...And they look, sometimes, like aliens from another planet. I find myself coming back to them again and again for inspiration in my artwork, both fantasy and science-fiction.
I will always stop to look at an insect, or to catch and rescue one if it's in danger of being crushed or squashed by someone not as appreciative. I've always been drawn to them. I know it's not much of a story, but my love of insects doesn't really have a single specific story to it. All I can say is that one of my favorite books I've ever had was an old, ancient entomology textbook my grandfather once gave me.