Thursday, September 22, 2011

Big Bug Invasion


Big (and I do mean big) bugs have invaded the Desert Botanical Garden.  Just look at the size of this praying mantis.  The assortment of 11 huge insects are the creation of artist David Rogers who constructs them out of fallen wood, cut saplings, twigs, twine and bark.  The insects weigh anywhere from 300 to 1200 pounds (136K to 544K).  It's a whimsical exhibition with fun for all ages.

19 comments:

Steffe said...

Alien like.

Karl said...

AIUTO !!! (Help)

Anyway.. a good idea for a Desert Botanical Garden.

Good pic Sharon, I'm waiting for the other 10 ;)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Fabulous Sharon and so great for the Botanical Gardens. I love that he's made them by using up recycled wood too, environmentally friendly is always good.

Kathy said...

The lighting on this one is really nice. I would have guessed that it was metal rather than wood because of the way the sun is reflected on it. Nice shot of an interesting subject.

Regina K said...

What a fun exhibit.

Irina said...

I would not like to get acquainted.. "Alien" movie thing.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

This could lead to nightmares.

Randy said...

That would be something to see. Nice sky too.

Jack said...

Is there a toxic waste dump nearby? This guy looks like he has been feeding.

Magpie said...

I just love those old black and white movies with the giant ants and praying mantis! Scary fun.

john (johneskey.com) said...

Those are really cool sculptures! I love the way you photographed it too. I will have to go and see these.

Jacob said...

I like this a lot...but what happens if the termites attack?

:-)

Yes, Dr. Duke did the surgery on my leg 4 weeks ago! Great job, too.

glenda said...

Can't wait to check out this exhibit.

Jarart said...

Yikes! That is one big bug!! I hope we get to see more.

Milanblogger said...

it's a real design masterpiece

Birdman said...

Now, that's a mantis I'd run from too.

Stephanie said...

Wow! I'd like to see that!

Teresa said...

Ha, I just took a pic of one yesterday on my kitchen window....Very interesting creatures...this one is on steroids!!!!! LOL!

Kate said...

These sculptures are a terrific addition to a botanical garden.