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The swarming paper of Kristi Malakoff

Swarms, whether fish, foul, or flies, are a constant source of wonder and fascination for humans, as well as a frustration. We lack lateral lines or instinctive reactions, and  so our attempts to swarm usually result in chaotic crowds and … Continue reading

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We have met the locusts

Directly challenging the romantic notion of humanity’s ideal union with the natural world, Kate MacDowell‘s haunting and intricate porcelain sculptures are each one worthy as a symbol of our combined dependance and destruction of the world we inhabit. Her portfolio … Continue reading

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The Insect Art of Laura Schlipf

Scratch some insect art and you find a swarm underneath. A found image of beautifully carved insect legs led me to the work of versatile artist Laura Schlipf.  Being a fan of insect legs as an art theme, I hunted … Continue reading

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Arthropod Ammunition

Lovely article about Tom Hardwidge‘s ammunition-and-clockwork insect creations from a recycling blog. Not only are they beautiful, he has given them their own taxonomy! Adding scientific names to anything always strikes a chord with me, so here are some of … Continue reading

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Stick Insects

I totally dig the wooden wing details in Kyle Bean’s matchstick insects. Even more enjoyable than the above photos by Owen Silverwood, fredbutlerstyle has some lovely in-progress shots of the dragonfly.

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Your Mandible Expectations

Mike Libby adds watch parts to beetles and other insects, hollowing out their abdomens and adding watch gears, sewing machine parts, and other mechanical items to create a pleasing, sometimes even plausible, clockwork insect sculpture. His site the Insect Lab … Continue reading

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