Jar Schepers Sculpture

Jar Schepers with Insect Inspired Sculpture
Photo: Ryann Lynn

The Daily Nebraskan has a feature on Ceramics Professor and Sculptor, Jar Schepers. Schepers incorporates images from nature to create “Insectoid” sculptures. The sculpture in the photo contains recognizable insect parts including orthopteran jumping legs complete with realistic spines, spurs and claws. Schepers wants his work to be memorable and imposing. He makes large sculptures because small insects are not very imposing.

Money quote:

If you blow up the scale of any insect it’s just instantly horrifying.

About jjneal

Jonathan Neal is a retired 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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1 Response to

  1. anastaciast says:

    TFS, Jonathan!!!! I attended UN-L and tried pottery for electives. I wasn’t very good at it in high school and I did not improve in college. 🙂 But I loved watching some of the students who were really talented. Glad you found this article. And also glad they did not post a photo of the human head with spider legs. *shiver* Love spiders, sort of like people, but not together. 🙂

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