Insect Sculpture

Ed Martinet is a French sculptor who incorporates materials used for other purposes into works of art. The parts are screwed together into an art form. Many of his sculptures are inspired by biology. His insect sculptures capture the rich details of his insect models. Some, like the yellow jacket entering the glass (below) capture common behaviors.

Martinet was first formally introduced to insects as a 10 year old school boy by a teacher. It did not inspire him to become an entomologist. It did, however, become inspiration for his sculptures. Many of the sculptures featured in his 2013 exhibition are of insects. Those interested in insect art should definitely visit his website.

Wasp Sculpture

Wasp Sculpture by French Artist, Ed Martinet
Image: edouardmartinet.net

About jjneal

Jonathan Neal is an Associate Professor of Entomology at Purdue University and author of the textbook, Living With Insects (2010). This blog is a forum to communicate about the intersection of insects with people and policy. This is a personal blog. The opinions and materials posted here are those of the author and are in no way connected with those of my employer.
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