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Sunday, 12 June 2011

TAW Challenge 33.. Insects..


The enlarged head of the praying mantis in the background looks like an alien being to me!

Now there's this bloke on the internet (trust me, I've lost his name already) who takes REAL insects (dead of course) and fits them up with minute metal parts, wires, watch wheels etc. to turn them into 'works of art'. He sells them for mega dollars and people collect them.
His work is quite fantastic but collect them?.........me?.......Nah!.......

All images Googled.

I've found his name...Mike Libby

11 comments:

johanna said...

totally cooooool !!!

Willy said...

Very beautiful piece!

indybev said...

How fascinating! Libby's work made for a very intriguing collage, June! I'm off to see more of his art.

Lori Saul said...

This is wonderful steampunkery June- insects are so perfect for this art style- really creative and clever- love this!

Lizbethem said...

This is cool and creative, June. Love the lurking monster mantis. The steampunk bugs are a great success.

Taluula said...

Oh, wow, June, this is a super gorgeous piece of art. Thank goodness Libby has such a strange hobby!

Grannie Annie said...

Are steampunk bugs ickier then regular bugs???
They look much meaner but in a good way...excellent job June...love it!!!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Wonderful insect card! So excellent.

Christine said...

I didn't know the work of this crazy extraordinary man. The mantis background is just perfect for this bugstein creatures.

Bill said...

That kind of bug I could handle. Even the spider is almost bearable! I love praying mantis. As much as I don't like bugs, I have held preying mantis on several occasions. I only hold them when they are a small, though. The big ones I pass on.

Ozstuff said...

Only you, June, could come up with steampunk bugs. You have such a fertile and very active imagination. Fantastic - and strangely beautiful.