These photos are the result of a collaboration between French artist Hubert Duprat and a group of caddis fly larvae. To make these beautiful creations Duprat simple provided the materials and let the caddis fly larvae do what they do naturally. Cabinet Magazine did a nice article on this collaboration, in which they said, “A small winged insect belonging to the order Trichoptera and closely related to the butterfly, caddis flies live near streams and ponds and produce aquatic larvae that protect their developing bodies by manufacturing sheaths, or cases, spun from silk and incorporating substances—grains of sand, particles of mineral or plant material, bits of fish bone or crustacean shell—readily available in their benthic ecosystem. The larvae are remarkably adaptable: if other suitable materials are introduced into their environment, they will often incorporate those as well.”
We are loving these “Lenticular Compositions” by Atlanta, GA artist Christopher Derek Bruno. Each piece is comprised of geometric paintings on wood panels that change as you view them from different angles. From Christopher’s artist statement, “Employing basic shape and composition along with a high level of craft, the work is created to physically engage the viewer as three-dimensional aspects manipulate the painted forms.”
(Found via Booooooom)
Amazing relief sculptures by American artist Margery Amdur, made entirely from painted cosmetic sponges! So impressive.