Artist Creates Patterned Wallpapers Using Thousands Of Pinned Insects

Artist Creates Patterned Wallpapers Using Thousands Of Pinned Insects

The unique exhibition is on display at the Smithsonian's recently reopened Renwick Gallery

Laura Yan
  • 26 july 2016

Artist Jennifer Angus collects insects and uses them to create beautifully patterned wallpapers, such as her most recent exhibition at the Smithsonian’s recently reopened Renwick Gallery.

Angus acquires most of her specimen from a Belgian bug dealer. To create the pinned insects, she hydrates the bug bodies to make them easier to manipulate into interesting shapes on the wall.

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