Living With Silkworm Artists

silkworm sculpture

Artist: Elsabe Dixon
Photo: Artisphere

Elsabe Dixon has created a living art work called ‘Live/Life’ which uses silkworms in the creation of her art. Dixon’s art is inspired by rearing silkworms from an early age in her native South Africa. Her art explores the relationship between nature and art. Sculptures on the ceilings and walls house silkworm larvae who add their silk strands, pupate and emerge as moths within the sculpture. Visitors can admire the beauty in nature and contemplate metamorphosis and other mysteries of life.

‘Live/Life’ is showing at Artisphere in Rosslyn, Virginia through February of 2015.

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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