November 7, 2002
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Who would guess that art and insects and spiders can go hand in hand? We have art made using insect larvae, mygalomorph patterns, fractal insects, cool insects for sale, virtual insect art, and insect and spider stamps. What's you favorite insect art?
posted by Morphic (12 comments total)
insect madness.
posted by quonsar at 8:55 AM on November 7, 2002

Catherine Chalmers photographs should really be seen series, but I don't know of any sets online.

nice links
posted by gravelshoes at 9:17 AM on November 7, 2002

oops, that's 'in series'
posted by gravelshoes at 9:18 AM on November 7, 2002

I'm a sucker for fractal art (and I don't even understand math!)--in addition to the insects, the rest of that fractal art contest site has some great stuff.

The interactive spider geometry was cool too.

I once saw art by a guy who smashed juicy bugs with a hammer making mosaics of their guts on cotton. That was pretty cool. (And, at the same time, really pretentious.)
posted by Fabulon7 at 9:35 AM on November 7, 2002

I love scarabs...
posted by taz at 9:41 AM on November 7, 2002

Insects magnified with an electron microscope and the documentary Microcosmos, which includes some very erotic slug sex.
posted by Emanuel at 10:35 AM on November 7, 2002

david lynch has done work with ants
posted by soplerfo at 11:18 AM on November 7, 2002

That mygalomorph patterns site is the sweetest interactive math art I've seen on the web. I wish they had a way to slowly animate it through its range, so you could more easily see the patterns evolve.
posted by gametone at 2:07 PM on November 7, 2002

What a cool post, Morphic - that first link is awesome. How bizarre that an artist would do this - train insects to turn into jewelry! Well I suppose it beats turning them into slaves and robots.

More to the topic, these beetle sculptures are kinda cool.
posted by madamjujujive at 2:31 PM on November 7, 2002

madamjuju: I begin to question those roach scientists motives when they say things like "They are not very nice insects...They are a little bit smelly, and there's something about the way they move their antennae. But they look nicer when you put a little circuit on their backs and remove their wings."
posted by gravelshoes at 2:41 PM on November 7, 2002

gravelshoes: substitute "citizens" for "insects" in that quote and i believe you have defined bush domestic policy.
posted by quonsar at 3:46 PM on November 7, 2002

The high-quality digital scans of moths, which can be enlarged 2700%, in the May National Geographic. (Not sure if it's art or not, but still pretty amazing.)
posted by LeLiLo at 12:45 AM on November 9, 2002

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