Friday, February 22, 2013

More wonders of nature

This repulses in its construction yet awes me with its beauty at once. Have to admit it was an inspired idea.
Caddisfly larvae build protective cases using materials found in their environment. Artist Hubert Duprat supplied them with gold leaf and precious stones. This is what they created.

Assume the artist is going to sell these things for tons of money. It won't be to me though. Even if I could afford it, I wouldn't want anything that hatched a bug in my house. Makes my skin crawl just to think about it.

[Photos are better if you click on them to embiggen.]


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