‘hommeles 2‘ as part of job van der molen’s ‘insect army’

dutch artist job van der molen has created his own personal infantry, made up of the toughest soldiers around – insects. van der molen’s ‘insect army’ flirts with the discipline of taxidermy, where when preserving each critter, he also arms them with miniature weaponry. the project transforms various creepy crawlies, from helicopter dragonflies to rocket-rigged bugs, van der molen has successfully equipped himself in the case of unforeseen hostile attack.

insect army by job van der molen ‘rocketeer’

insect army by job van der molen ‘rocketeer’

insect army by job van der molen ‘hommeles‘

insect army by job van der molen van der molen has successfully equipped himself in the case of unforeseen hostile attack

insect army by job van der molen going into battle

insect army by job van der molen ‘airwolf’

insect army by job van der molen a sketch of the artist’s re-envisioned insects