The late 1990s led to an increasing popularity in steampunk. The pseudo-Victorian mechanical genre has leaked its way into literature, art and now into insects. American sculptor Mike Libby has a studio named Insect Lab and in it he creates a plethora of robots made from dried insects.
The bugs he uses for his steampunk insects are exotic, coming from places like Africa, China, New Guinea and Brazil. His mechanical components are just as rare because they are a collection of parts from antique pocket watches and wristwatches.
These steampunked creations are not for those who feared bedbugs at night as a child.
Mike Libby Mixes Bugs & Machines in His Insect Lab (UPDATE)
Shelby Lee Walsh — September 18, 2009 — Art & Design
References: insectlabstudio & digg