Insects Making Pupae Casing Out Of Gold And Jewels

February 21, 2013


Caddisfly are a species of moth-like insect that, when in their larval stage, spin a web of silk and attach whatever materials they have around them to it for protection before climbing inside to pupate. So you know what French artist Hubert Duprat gave them? A beret, baguette, and zero deodorant. "The French hate you enough as it is, GW." Fine, he gave them a bunch of gold and jewels. These are the resulting protective cases they made. Not bad, but I don't think of any of them are going to make it as jewelry designers. "Wow, first the French, now you're making fun of insects -- you must feel pretty good about yourself." I knooooow, I just can't help it -- it's a coping mechanism. "For coping with what?" You. *drops smoke bomb, runs in a circle, smoke dissipates, you kick my ass, curtain falls, I return moments later for my final bow* Come on, nobody's throwing roses?! What about panties? Last call -- boxers and briefs. Please, somebody just toss me a sock.

Hit the jump for a video of the little buggers doing their arts and crafts thing.

Thanks to V, Julia and Hayley, who agree everything that glitters isn't gold but you should still stop to make sure if you see it out the corner of your eye.

  • Deksam

    Darn those upper class bugs... obama's dream is to tax the hell out of them till they all live in mud houses like everyone else.

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  • Jacob

    Your writing is ridiculously annoying.

  • Then get the fuck off Geekologie and stop being such a fucking pansy about it!

  • melanie hardin

    sorry GW i don't have newborn socks....?

  • MorningPanda

    Damn nature, you gorgeous.

  • Idlethoughts

    Pimp My Metamorphic stage?

  • What about panties? Last call -- boxers and briefs. For the love of God, somebody just toss me a sock.... http://www.Chooseyourjob72d...

  • Idlethoughts

    ... I'd rather not, thank you. I might spam your twitter as revenge though.

  • It's an interesting project for jewelry-making. The contrast between the jewels and the insects is striking.

  • Lee

    Id relate him closer to a farmer since all that comes to mind when I see this is the specially prepared cows that are fed wine its entire life than butchered.

  • "I'm a bit like an architect who has builders carry out his work." - Hubert Duprat
    Uh not quite. I don't think architects trap construction workers amongst a bunch of materials and wait patiently for them to build something so he/she can take credit for the design.

  • MC

    Ha ha ha, your comments are funny! I especially like your two regarding the 16 year old stripper party.

    I believe Mr. Hubert Duprat has developed new enemies, both insect and human, as a result of his employed 'architectural' artist labour camps. I must admit though, the PVC piece is pretty cool.

  • Thanks! I liked the PVC piece as well. I even think the insect art is kind of neat. I just didn't like Duprat's attitude about it.
    "I'm like a GOD and these insects were put on the Earth to do my bidding. Muahaha! GENIUS." - Hubert Duprat (paraphrased by FxV556)
    But I guess you can't expect him to openly admit he's just a guy who thought it would be a good idea to give gold and jewels to bugs.

    Anyway, to be fair, this was a much greater success than his lesser known project where he taped blueprints to the outside of an ant farm and made an example of the nonconformists by killing one on the hour until there weren't any left. I mean, when someone has a bunch of toothpicks with ants impaled on them strewn about, you don't tell them it's a bad idea. You let them figure it out on their own - while you slowly back out of the room trying to mask your fear.

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