“Off With Their Heads!”

July 29, 2008 at 11:50 am (amazing things, art, neat things)

Oh, look (via) — two famous beheadings reenacted by costumed praying mantises. Amongst praying mantises in captivity, sexual cannibalism is common; the females typically bite off their mates’ heads. So artist Judith G. Klausner created delicate bell jar sets and tiny mantis costumes, staging the dramas of the Queen of Hearts (from Alice in Wonderland) and Judith (from the Bible). As far as I can tell, the bugs are real, though dead, of course.

Do explore her other projects, too.

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