Sunday, June 12, 2011

Sunday Safari - Beetlemania

 Noel Tanner, For Charles
 David Bielander, beetle brooch made from a steel spoon
Seijiro Kubo, Stag Beetle

 Thierry Despont, Insect 25

Greg Lamarche, La Cucaracha

 Joianne Bittle, Beetle study n.3

Cella Anita Celic, Atonement Bug, from her very interesting project
Bug's Association, which features many more beetle prints.


  1. I was looking at Natural History museum collections yesterday , admiring the beauty of the beetle . With all the magnificent colours and metallic reflections , it's no wonder that Victorian women had the real beetles mounted as brooches and hat pins . Your post shows how that fascination is also reflected in the Arts . Thank you !

  2. They are a magnificent collection of images: I think insects are as beautiful as flowers, there is such variety of colour and shape and iridescence.

  3. Is it 'great minds think alike' or 'fools never differ'? I just compiled a post on bug illustrations too. Take a peek at

    Thanks for your lovely post,Laura!

  4. Thanks for your feedback!

    Shelley, I vote for the first option! Loved your bug post, thanks for the link.

    More bugs soon on Animalarium as this is their time in the sun, and an annoying fly keeps landing on my head as I write to remind me.

  5. This is fantastic. I particularly love the first one by Kazugama Nagai, but then I'm a sucker for anything in black and white!
    I have also posted on beetles recently - some wonderful drawings of beetles by 4-6 year olds in my Art Club,which they observed from incredible photographs by biologist, Alex Wild.
    Both are essential viewing for 'beetles' fans...!i=165211835&k=GZjbm
    I love your blog, such inspiring images. I will be back!



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