Insect Clock Hybrids Are Creepily Wonderful
Artist Mike Libby has created the unique Insect Lab Studio, where he remixes real insect specimens with antique watch parts and other electric components. Libby’s creations aren’t intended to actually work as electronic devices, but he says they are meant to seem as though they could.
According to Libby, the creatures meld science fiction with fact to celebration the inherent contradictions between nature and technology. Each piece is hand made and one of a kind. Libby’s sculptures, in addition to prints, are available for purchase on his website, provided you aren’t completely creeped out by the idea of dead insects retrofitted with clock parts. Check out more of his clockwork insects below.
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