The Art of Science: Claire Moynihan’s Beautiful Bugs

Dragonfly by Claire Moynihan, Mixed Media, 2012
Dragonfly Ball by Claire Moynihan, Mixed Media, 2012

British textile artist Claire Moynihan riffs on traditional insect collections with her “bug balls” – tiny hand-embroideries of insects on felted wool balls. Moynihan uses a variety of embroidery techniques and materials which allow her to produce highly dimensional effects. She then mounts the balls in cases like old-fashioned entomological collections – or perhaps boxes of candies. She exhibits her work at art fairs and through Byard Art in Cambridge, England.

Claire Moynihan, Moth Balls II, Mixed Media, 2013
Claire Moynihan, Moth Balls II, Mixed Media, 2013

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