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Les nudibranches. Appartements pour oiseaux. Constance Guisset. Broken Butterflies. For her series titled "Broken Butterflies" artist Anne ten Donkelaar repaired the damaged wings of real butterflies using gold, old maps, roots, threads and embroidery.

Broken Butterflies

An artist who is inspired by natural forms and structures, Donkelaar uses found objects and materials combined with intricate design details to create stunning pieces of art. Find out more about Anne's work here. Artist Billie Achilleos Turns Louis Vuitton Bags Into Amazing Animal... Ann wood. I’m working on several new ships – it’s been ages and I especially love to make boats in the spring.

ann wood

The first is made from tattered antique gowns, layers of silk, tulle satin, lace and sheer cotton – stitched and stitched in a meandering way – inspired by the eccentric mending and layers of boro textiles. The 2 below are paper mache. I start with a layer of brown paper, torn up paper grocery bags (very old lady of me to save them) for the first layer over the cardboard armature and then layers of newsprint. I usually let some or all of the newsprint show so I divide it according to type size and style and I have a box of clipped out words saved (also very old lady of me). The next is a translucent paper mache ship – a big one – in its beginning stage when it looks like a cocoon. And my rat problem has gotten worse…… You could win your very own crepe paper bunnies! Good luck! I’m working on some new owls – a new smaller owl shape for me with some new details.

Happy spring! I love March. Wegman. Damien Hirst. "Damien Hirst curated the widely acclaimed 'Freeze' exhibition in 1988 while still a student at Goldsmiths College.

Damien Hirst

This show launched the careers of many successful young British artists, including his own. Hirst graduated from Goldsmiths in 1989, and has since become the most famous living British artist after David Hockney. "In 1991, Hirst presented In and Out of Love, an installation for which he filled a gallery with hundreds of live tropical butterflies, some spawned from monochrome canvases on the wall. With The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living (1991), his infamous tiger shark in a glass tank of formaldehyde shown at the Saatchi Gallery, Damien Hirst became a media icon and household name.

L'Art insectoïde d'Hubert Duprat. A votre avis, qui est le créateur de ces bijoux originaux?

L'Art insectoïde d'Hubert Duprat

Cartier, Baccarat, Mauboussin? Si vous avez opté pour l’un de ses trois bijoutiers, la réponse risque de vous surprendre. En effet, le ou plutôt les créateurs de ces bijoux ne sont pas humains: ce sont des insectes, et plus précisément des trichoptères. Et pour être encore plus précis, ce sont les larves de Trichoptères qui réalisent ces œuvres. Les trichoptères adultes ressemblent à s’y méprendre à des mites ou autres papillons (espèces regroupées sous la bannière des Lépidoptères) mais cette ressemblance n’est que superficielle.

C’est à ce moment qu’intervient tout de même la main de l’homme. La main de l’homme, c’est en fait celle de l’artiste Hubert Duprat, qui depuis le début des années 80, crée des fourreaux de trichoptères en or en cueillant des larves, les retirant de leurs abris naturels puis les plaçant au milieu de matériaux précieux. Artist Project / Trichopterae. Duprat's aquatic caddis fly larvae, with cases incorporating gold, opal, and turquoise, among other materials.

Artist Project / Trichopterae

Photos Jean-Luc Fournier. Courtesy Art:concept, Paris, and Zero Gallery, Milan. The images above illustrate the results of an unusual artistic collaboration between the French artist Hubert Duprat and a group of caddis fly larvae. BILL WOODROW - Sculpture. Archives. VZSDK.jpg (903×1563) Marian + Hazel.