Micromachina: Beetles as Mechanised Shells

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Fri, Feb 25th, 2011 20:00 by capnasty NEWS

In these unusual art pieces titled Micromachina, artist Scott Bain took real taxidermy beetles and envisioned them as mechanised shells as a demonstration of how humans use, abuse and mistreat planet Earth's fellow inhabitants.

MICROMACHINA examines what makes the insect world tick, and considers our attempts to control nature and the consequences. Humanity's blatant disregard for nature, where profit comes before life, will ultimately be our undoing. Pesticides, herbicides, genetic modification and massive urban expansion push the fine balance of life toward disaster. There has to be a point, when mother nature will say "too far", and rid the earth of its biggest pest... us.

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