02
Sep
09

Jon: Hubert Duprat’s tiny sculptors…

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French artist Hubert Duprat has formed an unlikely creative collaboration. By introducing artificial substances (gold, precious stones, pearls, etc…) into the habitat of growing caddis fly larvae, Duprat has developed a new sculptural method.

The larvae  normally build their protective cases from spun silk and substances found in the water bed like sand, twigs, and rocks. Duprat had the idea to supply captive larvae with alternate building blocks after watching gold prospectors in France sift for tiny pieces of the precious metal.

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2 Responses to “Jon: Hubert Duprat’s tiny sculptors…”


  1. September 3, 2009 at 12:24 am

    very cool, very outsider art, but, alas… still involves bugs…pass.

  2. 2 prettyabel
    September 8, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    OMG.. THAT’S JUST BEAUTIFUL..
    where do I order???


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