Macrodontia Box II, by Louise Hibbert

Currency:USD Category:Art Start Price:150.00 USD
Macrodontia Box II, by Louise Hibbert
550.00USD+ applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2015 Jun 27 @ 15:54UTC-4 : AST/EDT
All items in this auction were created, at least in part, on the wood lathe, with wood as the primary material. All are one-of-a-kind signed originals, individually created by the artist listed.
Lot #120
Macrodontia Box II
English sycamore, African blackwood, reclaimed 22ct gold, sterling silver, stainless steel, epoxy resin, acrylic resin, gold leaf, ink
6" x 2.75" x 1.4"

Louise Hibbert
Wales, United Kingdom

"Macrodontia Box II is part of a series of pieces that I have been making inspired by the Coleoptera order. The order of beetles is thought to contain almost 25% of all species and so the variety of shapes, colours and textures that it contains is absolutely extraordinary.

I have always used other materials in my pieces but these beetle boxes have really pushed my imagination to find ways to recreate some of the fine details and surface finishes that the real beetles exhibit."