Continuing from last time, here are a few more interesting art pieces from my students last semester. This time I have picked a set of beetle works.
Rogue made a large sculpture of a dung beetle with its ball of poo. Lucky for me it was all made of clay mixed with organic (not poo) materials. This piece emphasizes the oversized importance of dung beetles to people as poo recyclers.
Brenda made a multiple media representation of bombardier beetles, including a clay, wire and paint versions. The beetles are intended to be representative of the more or less realistic perception people have of insects, including human beetle interaction where the blasting beetle left a mark on the hand.
Megan’s Cucujus clavipes pops right out of the page. Indeed it is a bold and shapely beetle.
Jenny went out and had a lucanid-like henna applied. Notice how the mandibles can be moved with the fingers. What fun!
I like the simple yet effective collection of ladybugs made by Alison using a paper mosaic. The elytra are made of bits of color swatches from the paint store.