Self-Taught Artist Turns Dead Cockroaches Into Painted Works of Art – Design You Trust

Self-Taught Artist Turns Dead Cockroaches Into Painted Works of Art

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Brenda Delgado, a self-taught artist from Manila, in the Philippines, paints dead cockroaches into miniature artworks inspired by classics like Starry Night or Girl With a Pearl Earring.

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When it comes to unusual art mediums, it’s tough to find something more bizarre than Brenda Delgado’s choice for a canvas. The 30-year-old resident of Caloocan City in Manila came up with the idea to paint on dead cockroaches while sweeping some dead bugs from her working space.

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She noticed how shiny and smooth cockroach wings were, paused, and somehow thought about painting on them. She started using oil paints to recreate tiny versions of classic masterpieces like Van Gogh’s Starry Night or Vermeer’s Girl With a Pearl Earring, and her works soon started attracting attention online.

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“To my fellow artists, do not be afraid to explore your talents and challenge yourself to do the things you think are impossible,” Delgado captioned one of her Instagram posts.

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