Larvae as Jewellers

Ornament from expensive gems and stones is fitting for jewellery? or do the jewels highlight the work of the larvae? Would the piece still be as special if it was made with found materials in the natural environment of the larvae?
Just a thought.

Fawn Review

*** UPDATE*** TO CELEBRATE FAWNREVIEW.COM BEING THE EDITOR’S PICK TODAY ON FRESHLY PRESSED, YOU CAN WIN TICKETS TO AN ART EXHIBITION BY LIKING THE FACEBOOK PAGE. Click here to like the page and enter the draw! *****

‘Natural beauty’ is an elusive but much claimed concept. Claimed by tourism boards of the native landscape and makeup commercials about the latest product, it is seldom the case that beauty and nature are entirely in sync. Any yet in these images, we see it presented with startling intensity.

The contemporary French artist Hubert Duprat was aware that larvae built protective cases around themselves using materials from their natural environment. His curiosity about the potentialities of that lead him deprive the larvae of all resources except for gems, jewels, pearls and gold. The resultant images show that the insects not only adapted to these materials but created incredibly beautiful trinkets.

The insects can…

View original post 369 more words

Advertisements

Whitegate, East Cork in the sunshine

When the sun comes out I either want to be outside or take photos. Every colour seems more vibrant, clean and beautiful. These photos are of the old pier at Whitegate along the public walkway. The tide was way out so Riley dog and I climbed down the seaweedy steps onto the shoreline looking for treasures. What constitutes a treasure is a personal thing. To me it’s a beautiful colour be it on a rock, a shell or a piece of glass. To Riley dog, it’s seaweed – that simple. We usually get some good pieces of glass here and always the inky mussel shells I love. Below are some photos.

whitegatepier4 whitegatepier3 Whitgatepier2 whitegatepier2 whitegatepier1