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Biotech Minisculptures

Written by LelaMay

And that’s how it began…

“One day I found a dead intact beetle, I then located an old wristwatch, thinking of how the beetle also operated and looked like a little mechanical device and so decided to combine the two”

Mike Libby  is a contemporary American artist who created the Insect Lab. Within this lab, he combines genuine insects and mechanical or electronical components, in order to create cybernetic sculptures.

Beetles, butterflies, dragonflies, grasshoppers, waps, spiders, scorpions and more, Libby finds these high quality specimens from all around the world; from Africa, China, New Guinea, Brazil, Texas etc. Insects have been reincarnated and transformed in interesting biotech minisculptures by fitting them with components from recycled  electronic devices and wrist watches.

mechanic ladybug insect
mechanic spider

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