Interesting insect art

I discovered a new artist today– Christopher Conte works with old sewing insect sculpturemachine parts to make insects and other strange new life forms.From his profile:

“After earning a Bachelors Degree in Fine Art (BFA) from Pratt Institute, he entered the prosthetics field and began making artificial limbs for amputees in New York. Combining an abiding love for sculpture, medical science and biomechanics, the field enables Chris to apply his natural talents to help others in less fortunate situations, which he still does to this day.”

I think it’s very interesting that I now know of two artists that are making beautiful mechano-insects. What does this say about our view of insects that they so often are seen as aliens and mechanoids by artists and filmmakers?

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