How a Revolution in “Ugly” Design Is Upending Conventions of Beauty
“I am interested in the viability of utilizing insects and their waste streams to create future craft artifacts,” says Marlène Huissoud. In her “Of Insects and Men #2,” Huissoud looks to challenge industrial waste materials like off cuts of glass and combine them with natural material that she has developed such as the honeybee bio resin which has similar properties to glass.The honeybee bio resin is used to bind the glass pieces together in this sculptural piece. The combination of distinct constituents intends to question the way we use materials today and propose a new way in which waste materials, natural and industrial, can complement each other, playing with the notion of whats is fake and real.
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