Animals

Bugs Make Art: Photos

Entomologist Steven Kutcher makes paintings that enable us to experience insect and arachnid movement in a different way.

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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)