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Aubrey Learner Scintillates Our Senses with Images of Bugs and Candy

By: Gil Haddi - Published: May 14, 2013 • References: aubreylearner and lustik.tumblr
In her highly feminized paintings, artist Aubrey Learner creates curious assemblies of jewels, bugs and candy that give her artwork a delightfully creepy appeal.

The artist's intense attention to detail makes it seem as though armies of tiny ants and swarms of beautiful butterflies have artfully arranged themselves on her canvases amid sparkling gems and cellophane-wrapped sweets. The slightly macabre feeling that comes with dead insects only enhances the sugary girlishness of the pretty pink bows and intricately patterned corsets. This painting collection is perfect for the woman who has a wicked fascination for bugs but would never admit it.

Aubrey Learner indulges in the gross, yet also intriguing interactions of gems, bugs and candy.