insect army by job van der molen
 
insect army by job van der molen
nov 02, 2012

insect army by job van der molen

‘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

  • Small things for small minds. Looks and is cruel. The world has shifted. You are either on the side of helping or hurting. I’m an artist as well. I understand the urge to create. But this is he grading. Not real art. More of a form of hobby or craft. And it’s naive and boyish.

    Leslee
  • I think he could’ve put a little more effort into them. The detailing, in my opinion, should be worked on a lot more than this. If you’re going to use a life for your art, then the piece should be made as perfect as possible. And it’s not the “size” of the life that matters, it’s the meaning of life in it self.

    I understand that the aspect of death strengthens the symbolism of war in these pieces, but they just look too unfinished right now to be taken as serious art and not something some children in their lack of understanding have done.

    @come on
    “he for sure got the preserved animals to start the work which are usually not killed but collected from nature ALREADY DEAD and then preserved”

    Hah, collected from nature already dead, that’s a good one. You seriously don’t know anything about taxidermy.. And by the way criticism in art is as important as the creation itself.

    nc
  • K
  • @sergius, graeme, annamaria
    Please don\’t make annoying comments. Insects live a very short life, he for sure got the preserved animals to start the work which are usually not killed but collected from nature ALREADY DEAD and then preserved.

    It\’s a very nice inspired work.

    Go create something instead of bugging ppl who are trying to.

    come on
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