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Thanks to Franny for a tip-off on artist Jennifer Angus, a girl after my own heart. Bugs and patterns! What's not to love? What Was Once My House is an installation featuring amazing insect "wallpaper", and Goliathus Hercules is her own fictitious insect, "created with the body parts of other insects (in the great hoax tradition)". There is even a a diary documenting "the discovery" of this awesome warrior. Love it.

While we're on the subject of insects and patterns, we mustn't fail to point out (again) the Insects of M.C.Escher, from the wonderful Cultural Entomology Digest of insects.org. And spotted at Voodootoaster, fantastic photos of Beautiful Bugs, "a collection of tiny portraits by Frank Phillips.

Posted by taz on April 15, 2004 at 01:42 AM in Art, Bug Stuff, Patterns | Permalink


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WOW! I am both facinated and repulsed by bugs. At first I thought the wallpaper was photos of bugs and was impressed. Then reading on found out they were actual bugs pinned to the wall! So weird and creepy and beautiful all at the same time.

Posted by: LoriO | Apr 15, 2004 10:08:34 AM

I feel a little bit the same way - I adore bugs aesthetically for the most part, but seeing a lot of them all at once makes me feel a little weak. Do you remember that part in "Blade Runner" where the character played by Sean Young has the simulated childhood memory of seeing hundreds of baby spiders being born? I had that exact same experience - I guess it's a typical "imprint" memory.

Posted by: taz | Apr 16, 2004 12:28:12 PM