Geoff Thompson wrote:
> thanks heaps. I had already been sent a b&w
>photocopy of the first article by a local insect
>sculptor, Andrew MacDonald, but it is a revelation to
>see them in colour.
> Andrew had earlier curated and invited me to be
>part of an totally insect based exhibition in
>Toowoomba (a regional centre two hours from Brisbane,
>South East Queensland, Australia) called
>'Insectasite'. There were between ten and twenty
>artists working in all sorts of media and styles but
>no actual bug made work.
We just had a robotics firm, Dinamation, visit our Museum to borrow some
insects to use as models for an upcoming project. Should be interesting to
see what the end products look like. We're also possibly in the market for
some large-scale (max of 2-3 feet long) insect sculptures for our new
Entomology building, and if anyone knows of a listing of US sculptors who
do insects (a rather specialized topic), I'd be grateful for pointers. You
can send them privately, of course.
> Are there any other combination illustrators and
>insect technicians out there?
I'm a professional entomologist and insect museum manager, but have worked
briefly as an illustrator and now mostly lurk here on the group for art
tips. I'll be happy to help listers with bug-related questions they might
have - the least I could do for all the useful info I've picked up here.
Elaine Hodges RULES! ;-)
Doug Yanega Dept. of Entomology Entomology Research Museum
Univ. of California - Riverside, Riverside, CA 92521
phone: (909) 787-4315 (standard disclaimer: opinions are mine, not UCR's)
"There are some enterprises in which a careful disorderliness
is the true method" - Herman Melville, Moby Dick, Chap. 82