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.
This astonishing short film called “Medieval Monsters” reveals the beasts that lurk around the ancient forests of England. Here, beetles, dragonflies, and bugs of all kinds abound. It’s an old realm brimming with life, as various creatures live side by side in isolation and far from the gazes of humans.
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.”
Polygonic Planet is a beautiful set of geometric insects by Geneva-base artist ‘Istvan’ of Chaotic Atmosphere. His collection consists of more than 100 insects with day and night variations, as well as various terrestrial and winged species and subspecies.
The key to surviving in the wild is to be able to hide from any or all possible predators and prey. Which is why many species of animals evolve to develop different ways to blend in their environment. Here’s a small sampling of animals and insects that are experts at natural camouflage. Keep your eyes peeled because they’re very easy to miss.
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.
The Kiddie Art series is based on Netherlands native, Telmo Pieper’s own childhood art he drew at age four. By putting his new artistic talents and skills to use, he digitally painted his old drawings which resulted in oddly-shaped, yet realistic creatures and objects that you may have seen…in your dreams.
Indonesian photographer Donald Jusa gives us up close and personal portraits of the life that coexist with us, just out of our notice. The diverse shapes and colors of the insects are perfectly captured and the eyes that dominate a lot of the pictures.
You rarely get the opportunity to get up close and personal with a tiny insect. Indonesian photographer Nordin Seruyan helps us to look past the creepy-crawlies of insects and focus on their delicate beauty. In brilliant color and sharp focus, Seruyan captures the insects in his garden.