Lucid Lockdown Stagbeetle
Size cm: 20.3 H, 15.3 W, 2 D
Metallic detail: mixed gilding
Faux glass in frame: no
A single stunning stagbeetle mounted in a crisp modern frame. This insect was made during the UK Covid-19 Lockdown. In this time many people experienced surreal and vivid dreams. I was particulary effected and experienced some awsome and powerful night adventures. The Lucid Locdown colour palette was based around a dream in which everything was coated in these psychelic colours.
The piece is inspired by the antiquarian practice of Entomology collection. This contemporary twist on the practice is entirely cruelty free, as all specimens are handmade from clay. The framed specimens look very striking on a wall or displayed on a shelf. Each piece is signed and dated. The frame can be wall mounted with a screw or picture hook. It also has an arm, so can stand as a photo frame would- you just need to carefully rotate the backboard.