Jennifer Angus covers a whole room with pink wallpaper and decorate it with geometric designs made up of 5000 exotic insects from southeast Asia as part of ‘Wonder,’ a reopening exhibition of the Renwick Gallery in The Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington D.C.
Christopher Marley creates mosaics with common and exotic insects that puts the little critters in a different, and beautiful, kind of light. Collected mainly from SouthEast Asia and South America, the Oregon-based designer whose fascination with insects came from his very own phobia of them, only sources from sustainable farmers.
Artist and environmentalist, Julie Alice Chappell, recycles the circuit boards from electronics into gorgeous winged insects. Her “Computer Component Bugs” series re-imagines “discarded and often environmentally dangerous materials to create something new and precious.”
Marc Lamey pairs luscious lips and porcelain skin with exotic beetles to achieve stunning contrast in ‘the beauty is inside.’ The French photographer specializes in portrait and fashion photography and his passion lies in bringing the beauty of a woman’s face into focus.
In the explicit and graphic photo series, Food Chain, Catherine Chalmers showcases the other side of nature. It’s a lot less fluffy clouds and a lot more eat or be eaten.
If you’ve ever come face-to-face with a bug in your home, you may not have appreciated its nuances. Good thing Yudy Sauw came along. Sauw uses macro photography to take extreme close-ups of an array of bugs. The pictures show intimate details of the bugs—from elongated tongues to tiny hairs.
Photographer Paulo Lataes takes some pretty portrait pictures. Using macro photography he shows the details and features of various bug heads. You can’t help but look at the way the hairs, eyes and colors blend into alien symmetrical shapes.