November 18, 2020
Steeven Salvat (beforehand) evokes the glass-covered entomological research of uncommon butterflies, beetles, and moths with an extra layer of safety. The French artist armors the singular bugs with treasured gem stones, silver and gold filigree, and rotational gears. Even components of luxurious watches, like Breguet’s Reine de Naple and an intricate dial from Vacheron Constantin, cloak the critters’ outer shells.
In a observe to Colossal, Salvat writes that the rising assortment of drawings is an “allegory for the preciosity of organic methods. A solution to drive consideration to our smallest neighbors on this planet—we have to protect them as a result of they’re price way more than all of the gold and jewels I dressed them with.” Every intricate drawing is rendered with China black ink and watercolor and takes at the least 50 hours to finish.
Decide up a limited-edition giclée print of an encrusted creature in Salvat’s store, and comply with his newest initiatives merging nature, historical past, and science on Behance and Instagram.
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