A good artist finds the beautiful in the mundane. A great artist finds the beautiful in the disastrous. Cornelia Hesse-Honneger belongs to the latter with her nuclear bug art.
The Swiss artist’s nuclear bug art images were born out of the accident at Chernobyl where she has collected genetically mutated insects from the fallout, and have turned their deformities into striking images.
The message she is trying to convey through the nuclear bug art is the perseverance and the absolute undying strength that is found everywhere in nature, from the mightiest beast to the smallest insect.