Sorry rogue taxidermy. My new obsession is Insect Lab. By customizing real insect and arachnid specimens with antique watch parts, artist Mike Libby creates delicate unique pieces that celebrate the confluences and contradictions between nature and technology. As least that's what his mission statement says. Mainly I just think they're pretty. And since I've start collecting framed insects (a gorgeous leaf insect, North American butterflies), this is probably the next natural step for my obsession. They're a little pricey, so I'm just going to have to do a little saving before I take any of these home with me.
Rutelidae: Plusiotis Beyeri
Arachnidae: Nephila Maculata
Morphidae: Trogonoptera Brookiana Albescens
Mantidae: Tenodera Supertitiosa