Mantis religiosa. A fantastic insect. I created it using Moskvitch tail lights and fragments of bicycles, car radio antennas and other parts that I found. The shape of the Praying Mantis’s body and its aggressive appearance are very effective and a favorite subject for many artists. It captivated me as well. My favorites are the beetles and insects sculpted by Edouard Martinet. I admire his creativity and his amazing technique. Mantis religiosa is a very eye-catching insect.
. Body – Moskvitch 408 tail light, metal furniture leg, aluminium sheet
. Head – Moskvitch 412 turn signal light, radio antennas, bicycle emblem, serving dish
Legs – car antennas, 5 mm rod, bicycle chainring elements, mechanisms from a Raketa vacuum cleaner
Dimensions: 90x37x55 cm