Friday, August 31, 2012

Mechanical Insects

I've stumbled across images of these "mechanical insects" several times in my research of other mythological beasts and they really intrigued me. I wanted to know, are they real? Is someone making mechanical insects using old watch parts? Do they work? They are wonderfully "Steampunk-eque", and I love imagination behind them.

So I decided to do a little research about them, and I have to confess, that although I don't like the idea of the creator using real insect parts (I personally do not squash snails or kill spiders on principle) they really are extraordinarily wonderful works of art (and for the record, they are ethically sourced insect bodies.)
 These sculptures, and they are sculptures (not functional)  are works of art are created by "Insect Lab" (click for the link).

Anyway, I thought I'd just share some with you, as they are rather intriguing, and are definitely food for the muse, particularly for those with a steam-punk or sci-fi background!

Also you might be interested to know that they are actually available to buy if you are so inclined.

Anyway, enjoy your weekend.


  1. Replies
    1. They are aren't they... Mechanical bugs.... hmmmm. Where on earth could I fit them in my world though?!

    2. Hmm...I don't know. It could be an interesting writing exercise to try and fit them into the world.