completely disturbing?

 or completely beautiful?

either way, it's definitely not something you look at and then go back to eating your sandwich. 

 Provocative and eerily beautiful, is the unusual artistic collaboration of French artist Hubert Duprat and a group of caddis fly larvae....'larvae'. The word alone gives me heebies. But you have to admit it's fascinating.

" A small winged insect belonging to the order Trichoptera and closely related to the butterfly, caddis flies live near streams and ponds and produce aquatic larvae that protect their developing bodies by manufacturing shea­ths, or cases, spun from silk and incorporating substances—grains of sand, particles of mineral or plant material, bits of fish bone or crustacean shell—readily available in their benthic ecosystem. The larvae are remarkably adaptable: if other suitable materials are introduced into their environment, they will often incorporate those as well. "

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mikky said…
So unusual. Hard to know how to feel about it, hope the little guys can get out if they want to and are not killed to turn into art. I just watched a documentary on bugs it`s unbelievable how smart they are, makes me feel a bit bad for all the mosquitos I`ve killed in the summer!

Cyndia said…
That's disgusting. I normally love jewelry that incorporates any creature from nature but this looks like dead bug parts randomly attached, and they ruin otherwise beautiful pieces.
Not for me.
Very French, in that sort of precious, sacred and profane way they have of making everything seem beautiful.
Definitly a memento mori caught on camera.
Cheers, Alcira

Momdaw said…
Those bugs must expect to grow up royalty, starting in those surroundings!
Kelly said…
That's just a big NO right there. Uh-uh. Nope.

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