Mantis religiosa


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.

Parts used:

. BodyMoskvitch  408 tail light, metal furniture leg, aluminium sheet

. HeadMoskvitch  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

Weight: 2500g

Price: 2700Eur

Year: 2020

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