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SciArt of the Day: What's Under the Hood?

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Dynastidae Beetle by Mike P. Libby

Dynastidae Beetle by Mike P. Libby of Insect Lab

Artist Mike Libby of Insect Lab Studio creates these one-of-a-kind sculptures using insects and antique pocket watch parts. Playing upon our perception of insects as somewhat robotic, Libby "lifts the hood" so we can see what really makes these bugs tick.

Insect Lab Studios

Mike P. Libby Portfolio (including a series – miniature satellites, full scale tridents, and a human skull all made entirely from debris found on beaches and a current piece involving one vinyl record that is an homage to the failed challenger mission)

Insect Lab Studios on Facebook

Mike Libby on Facebook

Mike Libby on Twitter

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