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Even the most adamant opponent to crawling critters might experience a change of heart upon seeing these adorable 'Bug Balls'.

Claire Moynihan’s skill with freeform embroidery allows her spin out these sculptural creations, which each feature a realistic rendition of an insect – and sometimes even a snail – perched upon a larger ball of yarn. The collections are displayed within entomological wooden boxes, mimicking the preservation of the natural counterparts. Frighteningly realistic, yet strangely endearing in appearance, the insects and snails come to life with a diversity of colors and textures.

By Claire Moynihan.

copyright of Claire Moynihan


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