Thursday, September 24, 2009

Hubert Duprat: Trichopteran Integument

Hermit crabs are apparently not the only critters to experience an artful intervention of man. Hubert Duprat, a French artist and naturalist, has replaced the natural river bed materials available to a group of caddis fly larvae with gold, semi-precious and precious stones. Caddis fly belong to the insect order Trichoptera, whose larvae bodies require a protective casing. Read the wonderful interview between the artist and philosopher and art critic, Christian Besson. Watch a short video of the caddis in action. [via Cabinet compliments of Mr. Bourn]

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