Stirring The Swarm: A Horde Of 10,000 Ceramic Beetles Crawl Across Gallery Walls – Design You Trust — Design Daily Since 2007

Stirring The Swarm: A Horde Of 10,000 Ceramic Beetles Crawl Across Gallery Walls

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Like the Pied Piper of Hamelin, UK artist Anna Collette Hunt leads swarms of 10,000 ceramic insects in a traveling exhibition that first appeared several years ago in the towers of Wollaton Hall, England, home to a significant natural history collection.

h/t: thisiscolossal

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Hunt compares her marching throngs of beetles and butterflies to an awakening of sorts, the idea that her installations depict a reanimation of these long-dormant creatures framed behind glass or lost in drawers.

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