zondag 24 maart 2013

Hubert Duprat

Artist Hubert Duprat Uses Insects to Create Golden Sculptures

Hubert Duprat has become known in the early 1980s through his work on the larvae of caddisflies Trichoptera also known that the particularity to build a mobile composite sleeve with external accessories found in their environment life (twigs, leaves, gravel, sand, sediments, shells and other snails). Speculating on the constructive capabilities and specifically reconstruction of these larvae, Hubert Duprat has designed an experimental device in which it forces them to work with unusual materials: glitter, gold nuggets and gold son, pearls and precious stones and semi-precious cabochon or faceted (diamonds, emeralds, rubies, sapphires, turquoise, opal, lapis lazuli), insects becoming goldsmiths and jewel pieces, goldsmiths.



 

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