diamonds are a caddisfly's best friend
April 9, 2003 10:02 AM Subscribe
Industrious caddisfly larvae
live within odd protective cases
that they painstakingly craft from bits of twigs, stones, gravel, sand, and leaf fragments. They drag the case around, much like a snail or a hermit crab carries their shell. Artist Hubert Duprat, being well aware of the caddisfly larvae's reputation for resourcefulness and adaptablity, decided to see what would happen
if he replaced the usual case building materials with precious gems, gold, turquoise
, pearls, lapis lazuli and coral.
posted by iconomy (21 comments total)