These insects are a lot less creepy to look at than the real thing. Julie Alice Chappell is a Portsmouth, UK-based artist who uses bits from old computers and even game consoles to create gorgeous high-tech bugs. According to My Modern Met:
Through her series, called Computer Component Bugs, the artist hopes to raise awareness of environmental waste. “The recycled bits of cultural refuse that are woven throughout my work represent a direct encounter with the excesses of modern living highlighting the dangers of planned obsolescence and e-waste in the environment. The work displays an aesthetic beauty whilst offering a socio-political discourse, attempting to reclaim waste and the destruction of the natural world, in the beauty of visual art.”
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Julie Alice Chappell’s sculptures can be purchased on Etsy.