Precious Purses: Who is the Artist?
☼ Caddisflies are common insects of the order Trichopterae resembling butterflies. The larvae build protective tubes held together with silk, often incorporating grains of sand, bits of shell and twigs from their aquatic environment. Artist Hubert Duprat wondered what would happen if he upgraded their raw material with gold shavings, pearls and turquoise. The larvae obliged by creating beautiful art!
☼ In this collaborative project between the insects and the artist, the lines between the craftsman and the creator are blurred. Is the insect the true artist, or merely the executer of Duprat’s creative expression?
Watch: Caddis Fly Larva Art