Insect art

artist Nicole Jakins looks at insects from the Australian bush, translating them into 2D artworks & sculptural forms.
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Another moth #smallsculpture in the making today. Using #reclaimed copper wire and hand embossed foil. #artist #australianartist #natureart #mothart #moth #insect #australiancraft #australianmade #australiandesign #sustainableart #recyclereuse #nicolejakins

Another moth #smallsculpture in the making today. Using #reclaimed copper wire and hand embossed foil. #artist #australianartist #natureart #mothart #moth #insect #australiancraft #australianmade #australiandesign #sustainableart #recyclereuse #nicolejakins

made from reclaimed copper sheet, using the repousse  technique.

made from reclaimed copper sheet, using the repousse technique.

This is one of my latest [huggable-sized) moth sculptural pieces pictured hanging in the studio. The overall design is taken from the many #tigermoth I've been finding up here on the hill. I had every intention of it looking like an actual tiger moth, but it didn't speak to me in that way, instead I let the materials guide the way...a very enjoyable process really. As always, my work is a fusion of ART + NATURE + SUSTAINABILITY - made from #reclaimed copper wire and sheet, op-shop wool, with…

This is one of my latest [huggable-sized) moth sculptural pieces pictured hanging in the studio. The overall design is taken from the many #tigermoth I've been finding up here on the hill. I had every intention of it looking like an actual tiger moth, but it didn't speak to me in that way, instead I let the materials guide the way...a very enjoyable process really. As always, my work is a fusion of ART + NATURE + SUSTAINABILITY - made from #reclaimed copper wire and sheet, op-shop wool, with…

This is one of the moth artworks I've made recently, now available @coastalartisans gallery on the Sunshine Coast. It's made from a reclaimed piece of copper- hand-cut, embossed and soldered together...modeled off the paper template I made and featured on my feed a while ago. Brenda of Coastal Artisans Gallery has carefully selected local and regional works, with a strong focus on the environment, nature, as well as eco/sustainability. Just in time for mothers day...YAY! #australianart…

This is one of the moth artworks I've made recently, now available @coastalartisans gallery on the Sunshine Coast. It's made from a reclaimed piece of copper- hand-cut, embossed and soldered together...modeled off the paper template I made and featured on my feed a while ago. Brenda of Coastal Artisans Gallery has carefully selected local and regional works, with a strong focus on the environment, nature, as well as eco/sustainability. Just in time for mothers day...YAY! #australianart…

Another of my moth pieces now available @coastalartisans. As always, I try to blend nature + art + sustainability. #reclaimed embossed copper foil, wire, soldered to form the shape of a #whitebandednoctuidmoth I featured on my feed a couple of months ago.  #moth #mothart #insectart #art #artist #australianartist #australianmade #australianhandmade #sustainabledesign #sustainableart #coppersmith #coppersculpture #nicolejakins #handmade #handcrafted #mothersdaygift #giftideas #sunshinecoastart…

Another of my moth pieces now available @coastalartisans. As always, I try to blend nature + art + sustainability. #reclaimed embossed copper foil, wire, soldered to form the shape of a #whitebandednoctuidmoth I featured on my feed a couple of months ago. #moth #mothart #insectart #art #artist #australianartist #australianmade #australianhandmade #sustainabledesign #sustainableart #coppersmith #coppersculpture #nicolejakins #handmade #handcrafted #mothersdaygift #giftideas #sunshinecoastart…

Here's the finished moth piece I've been working on in the studio, pictured in the resting position. It's a string puppet, so the wings move up and down at will. Haven't quite got the gist of how to create fluid movement yet, may post vid sometime. All #handmade with #reclaimed and #salvaged copper and linoleum, including the hinges. #sustainableart #sustainabledesign #recyclereuse #handcrafted #australiancraft #australianhandmade #artist #australianartist #nicolejakins #sustainablegifts…

Here's the finished moth piece I've been working on in the studio, pictured in the resting position. It's a string puppet, so the wings move up and down at will. Haven't quite got the gist of how to create fluid movement yet, may post vid sometime. All #handmade with #reclaimed and #salvaged copper and linoleum, including the hinges. #sustainableart #sustainabledesign #recyclereuse #handcrafted #australiancraft #australianhandmade #artist #australianartist #nicolejakins #sustainablegifts…

Current #insectcollection in the studio, studies for future works. #insects #insectart #artist #australianartist #nicolejakins #naturelover #australianinsects #papercollage #artiststudio

Current in the studio, studies for future works.

Back in the studio making moth wings out of #reclaimed copper. Slowly #embossing the surface to create texture. #moth #mothwing #insect #australianinsects #naturelover #recyclereuse #sustainableart #nicolejakins #artist #australianartist #insectart #mothart 😬

Back in the studio making moth wings out of #reclaimed copper. Slowly #embossing the surface to create texture. #moth #mothwing #insect #australianinsects #naturelover #recyclereuse #sustainableart #nicolejakins #artist #australianartist #insectart #mothart 😬

Working on the fluffy abdomen of my latest #moth #art project. Using a happy ball of op-shop wool 😀 tied onto soldered #reclaimed copper. #artist #australianartist #australianwomenartists #nicolejakins #insect #insectart #natureinspired #australianmade #recyclereuse

Working on the fluffy abdomen of my latest project. Using a happy ball of op-shop wool 😀 tied onto soldered copper.

Getting reacquainted with #photoshop program today as the light levels are too moody. A bit clunky, the next one will be better. Image references #snakeskin #moth #wing sculpture. #beetle #ilovebugs #naturelover #graphicdesign #insects #nicolejakins #insectart

Getting reacquainted with program today as the light levels are too moody. A bit clunky, the next one will be better.


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