Student insect Art 2, beetles

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.

Yummy Poo Ball, by Rogue Meehan

Yummy Poo Ball, by Rogue Meehan

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.

"An Intimate Approach: The Bombardier Beetle Experience" by Brenda Rodriguez

“An Intimate Approach: The Bombardier Beetle Experience” by Brenda Rodriguez

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.

Bold Bark Beetle by Megan Allen

Bold Bark Beetle by Megan Allen

Megan’s Cucujus clavipes pops right out of the page. Indeed it is a bold and shapely beetle.

 

Beetle Henna by Jenny Wong

Beetle Henna by Jenny Wong

Jenny went out and had a lucanid-like henna applied. Notice how the mandibles can be moved with the fingers. What fun!

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Colorful Coleoptera by Alison Lafferty

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.

 

 

 

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About Kip Will

I'm an insect systematist with expertise in carabid beetles, who is always happiest in the bush.
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