Tag: art

Insect Art from Brazil!

I was surfing about, and this image happened to catch my eye on Flickr. It turned out to be part of this. It’s apparently from an art show by Regina Silveira: Mundus Admirus e Outras […]

Share the love day

So, Blogroll Amnesty Day was February 3rd, and in proper Bug Blog tradition, I missed it.  B.A.D. is a day “to salute all of the great smaller blogs that don’t get the recognition they deserve.” […]

The Beespeaker

Another interesting entomological tidbit I stumbled over on the interwebs:  bee performance art in Canada! “Who Will Tell the Bees? Telling the bees is a tradition dating back to Medieval times, where a member of […]

Insect Netsuke

I have long been fascinated by Netsuke, which often have insects as part of their designs and are amazingly beautiful and intricate. Netsuke and Inro are decorative items from old Japan. An inro is  a […]

People whose creativity amazes me

One of the really neat things about the internet is that I can now discover all the ways in which my cheerful obsession with insects intersects with the happy obsessions of others. Today’s example: Knitted […]

My new favorite artist

Ok, one more post and then back to bugs– I just had to send you over to Zina Saunder’s website, which just has amazing political (and some not) artwork. You probably saw the Sara Palin/Dinosaur […]

Giant Spider invades Liverpool

Liverpudlians, beware! Commuters arriving at Liverpool’s Lime Street station were greeted by a 50ft (15m) high mechanical spider clinging to a nearby redundant office block.  The 37-tonne beast heralds the start of a five-day piece […]

Lice performance art

Remember the crazy crab lice folks? Well, maybe we misunderstood. Maybe they were just performance artists: Gitzin-Adiram said she spent weeks exploring the gallery’s theme of “hosting,” turning to philosophers such as Jacques Derrida and […]

Atomic Insects

Via Boing Boing, I discovered the work of Cornelia Hesse Honneger. She is a scientific Illustrator in Europe, and does lovely watercolors, mostly of Heteroptera. Her current projects are focused on painting insects that are […]