Bugs Make Art: Photos
Entomologist Steven Kutcher makes paintings that enable us to experience insect and arachnid movement in a different way.
Entomologist Steven Kutcher is a Hollywood "Bug Guy," serving as a consultant in movies like "Jurassic Park," "Arachnophobia" and "James and the Giant Peach."
In the 1980s Director Steven Spielberg needed a shot where a fly walks through ink, leaving footprints.
Kutcher (above) began experimenting for the scene, which led to his interest in prints created by insects.
Now he has a whole gallery of the work, which you can see a sample of in the following slides. His complete gallery can be found at http://bugartbysteven.com/gallery.htm.
Black widow on canvas
Hissing Cockroach (Gromphadorhina portentosa)
Darkling Beetle (Eleodes sp.)
Grasshopper (Orthoptera, Suborder Caelifera)
Butterfly Feet and Wings
Sunrise No. 1 (Darkling Beetle)
Darkling Beetle on card
Beetle (stink bug) on canvas
Starry Night (Hissing Cockroach)