Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Stuff: More artistic than the "Pollock" bugs leave on your windshield.

Along the lines of the work of the rogue taxidermist featured previously on ANTSS, here's some nifty work from Judith G. Klausner: rogue entomologist. Klausner makes unique artifacts out of insect corpses and other materials. Above is a selection from her insect/human hybrid collection: a mounted Eupatorus viscusfacies.

Below is a group of praying mantises staged to recreate the beheading of the gardeners under the order of the Queen of Hearts, a scene from Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.


Anonymous said...

Those are sick and twisted - I love em!

CRwM said...


Would you say these have a better chance of family acceptance than the stuffed flying monkey or a worse chance?

Anonymous said...

Alas, his web site has been "coming soon" for about 3 years now.. But "Rats, Bats and Vultures" is a guy who does really neat, similar artwork. I've seen him at the Three-Rivers art festival for several years (that we've made). http://www.ratsbatsvultures.com/

Frederick said...

Cool bugs! But what I'd really like to see is a recreation using bugs of the scene from "Revenge of the Sith," where the Jedis rescue Anakin and Padme from the Geonosis arana.