Putting some feelers out there for an intern in San Francisco! I cant pay you with money BUT I know the illustration biz and how to kick ass at drawing and I could teach you BOTH as payment for a few hours of your time a week.
"Right now, in almost every river in the world, some 12,000 different species of caddisfly larvae wriggle and crawl through sediment, twigs, and rocks in an attempt to build temporary aquatic cocoons. To do this, the small, slow-moving creatures excrete silk from salivary glands near their mouths which they use like mortar to stick together almost every available material into a cozy tube. A few weeks later a fully developed caddisfly emerges and almost immediately flies away."
Since the 1980s Duprat has been collecting caddisfly larvae from their normal environments and transporting them to aquariums in his studio. There he gently removes their own natural cocoons and puts the larvae in tanks filled with materials such as pearls, beads, opals, turquoise and pieces of 18-karat gold. The insects still do exactly what comes naturally to them, but in doing so they create exquisite gilded sculptures that they temporarily call home. If you saw them out of context, you’d never guess they’d been created insects.
Visit Colossal for additional images and video of Hubert Duprat discussing these amazing insects and their shiny, shiny creations.
Had fun at writeclubsf last night. Really enjoyed the personal reflections on math (and, consequently, the loneliness of 1). 1-2: David Cairns ( drcairns ) and his trophy. He put booze in his cup; he’s really drinking up his victory 3: Carey Callahan (of awkwardsexshow ) with a badass and tawdry piece about vampires 4. Baruch Porras-Hernandez on being OBTUSE (first set of the night) 5. While sitting in the wings, I became obsessed with the “shot clock element”. I made a little gif of it during Carey’s set.
[Every third Tuesday of the Month. Make Out Room on 22nd St. $5.]