Artist John Knuth used over 250,000 of the common insects for a series of paintings, feeding them a mixture of sugar, water and colored pigments.

Los Angeles-based artist John Knuth used over 250,000 common house flies to create a series of paintings. The flies, which lived inside canvas-walled enclosures at Knuth's studio, were fed a mixture of sugar, water and colored pigments.

They drank and regurgitated this mixture millions of times over the course of six weeks, resulting in abstract paintings that are a record of this process. Click through to see some of the fly paintings in the series and check out the video below to see Knuth's unique and fascinating process:

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