February 16, 2007

Bugs in Art


Beautiful bugs by Mike Southern, Portland artist - available at etsy. I like the "natural pose" he drew into this etching. I generally like bugs in art, much more than life
Here is his beetle. As his description says "nice madibles!"

7 comments:

sean said...

hi susan, i love the insect prints. you should try to find some images of joel peck's work. he was my intaglio professor at cornell and his work revolves around insects, but much more narrative than scientific.

susan said...

hi sean! thanks for the tip - i will check him out... nothing like a really lovely etching to make my day!

jenofthenorth said...

i met this artist once--i'm glad to see his work and they're really cool. how big are these?

susan said...

i think the beetle is 3x4 inches and the dragonfly wasn't marked in etsy - my guess is around the same size ..

Abby Creek Art said...

Oooooh...like that dragonfly. Have a nice weekend, Susan!

susanna said...

Oh, these are beautiful. The illustration of the dragonfly looks like a real dragonfly was pressed into the paper. Brings to mind heiroglyphics.

ladylinoleum said...

These are neat-o!