JM Gershenson-Gates, author of A Mechanical Mind is an artist who creates designs from mechanical parts, some of them insect inspired. His artistic work is based on childhood curiosity:
I would take apart all of my toys as a child in order to see how they worked, but was never able to put them back together again. Now, I take dead old watches from the top drawers of the world, disassemble and clean them, then rearrange their bits and widgets into whimsical designs.
My aim is to show the beauty of the mechanical world, a place generally hidden from the public behind metal and glass.
Pictures of his creations are on his Facebook page.