Due to the harsh living conditions, scarcity of food, and amount of hungry predators, the Manti would lay much fewer eggs come mating season. The normal Mantis used to lay around 300 eggs; this would have to be greatly reduced, probably around at least 50 to keep the species in shape. As far as the life span goes, most Manti only used to live about two years, shedding its skin twelve times in its lifetime. (Once every other month) The weather and the harsh living conditions probably would not affect the life of the mantis by more than a few weeks.
The exhibition features works by women associated with the Surrealist movement – including Eileen Agar, Leonora Carrington, Lee Miller, Dorothea Tanning and Leonor Fini – who until recently, were often characterised simply as muses, models or mistresses. Works by Francesca Woodman, Hannah Wilke, Louise Bourgeois, Rosemarie Trockel, Kiki Smith, Paloma Varga Weisz, Mona Hatoum, Tracey Emin and Sarah Lucas, among others, testify to the far-reaching influence of Surrealism through the intervening decades. Surrealism meets punk in the work of Linder, and infuses the separate cultural heritages of Iraqi artist Hayv Kahraman and Japanese painter Tomoko Kashiki.