Julie Alice Chappell (UK) scavenges bits and pieces from computers, video game systems, DVD players, and other electronic devices. I’ve been known to save circuit boards and other bits and pieces, too, just because they’re so visually appealing. I have yet to turn them into anything beautiful, though.
I’m not sure how the wings get transparent. Do they come that way, in a sort of circuit board I haven’t yet seen? Or does Chappell do something to them? Either way, the filigree of circuitry translates wonderfully into insect wings, and Chappell does a great job matching other components to other insectoid body parts. I find the head of the top dragonfly particularly wonderful.
[Pictures: Computer Component Bugs, sculptures by Julie Alice Chappell, c 2015;
The Silvery Dragonfly, sculpture by Chappell;
The Elegant, Triple Winged “Through the Looking Glass” Samsung Insect, sculpture by Chappell, 2017;