Dynastidae: Eupatorus gracilicornis Borrowing from science fiction and fact, Insect Lab customizes real insect specimens with antique watch parts and other technological components. From ladybugs to grasshoppers, each is individually hand adorned, and original- a unique celebration of the contradictions and confluences between nature and technology. The pieces aren't intended to function, but playfully and slyly insist that they could. The essence of these magnificently modified insects can be distilled down to a single word: AWESOME!
Beetle specimen with brass & steel gears, parts & springs mounted with acid-free archival materials under glass dome with walnut base (14cm Ø )