Insects are an important part of the ecological balance of our planet. An American artist has also sought to sublimate these little creatures by making them from metal. We take you to the discovery of these interesting works of metallic art.
Mike Libby is the American multidisciplinary artist originally from Maine and behind the project Insect Labs. This lab is like no others, it was founded when Mike found a dead intact beetle that was then combined with the mechanism of a watch. This amazing assembly gave rise to the first robot insect sculpture of the artist.
Insect Labs therefore focuses on the relationship between the insect world and the world of science fiction. We imagine new kinds of insects as robots and aliens. Thus, the artist explains that “Both biologists and engineers look to insect movement, design and social behavior to inspire new technology and applications.” Finally, Mike insists on the fact that these creations are not functional but may work one day with the advancement in technology. So, discover this collection of bionic insect images.
Bees and Wasps
This is an original idea of Mike Libby to bring out the beauty of insects for our eyes. Some people may find this collection too morbid and creepy in their taste while others may enjoy the mechanics of these artworks. Would you like to see these metal creatures flying?