InstaArt

Next to my Flickr and News page, I will post pictures of my process, work and new ideas on Instagram @laurensdeblocq

Here I will also try things out and see how people react on it, some of my new work will be based on that.

Instagram

From now on, this link will also be available on my homepage.

With a preview:

Instagram

31 cabinets to fill..

Some time ago I met a biology teacher from a high school at a workshop I gave. She saw what I was doing in my work and I was asked if I would be interested in a dozen or so cabinets dating from the early 1900’s.

Today my studio had a whopping 23 wooden cabinet cases and another 8 wooden/cardboard on the shelves. Some of them are almost intact, so I won’t touch those. Others are all turned into dust, not a single butterfly to see anymore. I will use those cases to collect my own creatures in, like the ones you can see here.

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A sticky egg; the Cornu arbusthuevo

 In its fetal stage, this little creature of the reptile type is fed by the juices of the tree. The thread of slime that attaches the egg to the tree acts as an umbilical cord. Glucose and water are transported to the baby Cornu abrbusthuevo (the horned bush-egg).  It is only after the birth of the creature when it develops digestive organs.  Used to digest leaves and small insects. Fully grown the arbusthuevo is comparable in size with a large frog.

An Estridago is born

This creature is a runner. In it’s adult state, it is no bigger then a Jack Russel terrier standing on his hind legs. While running it reminds me of a Tyrannosaurus with far shorter arms than legs.

A new way of viewing

I embedded my work sorted on category on my latest page: www.laurensdeblocq.com/my-work

Here you can see all my work, zoom in, and scroll to the next image.  I hope you like it!