Bug Balls by Claire Moynihan

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Even the most adamant opponent to crawling critters might experience a change of heart upon seeing artist Claire Moynihan’s Bug Balls. Her 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.

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Kimberly

Kimberly is a graduate from MIT's Department of Architecture, and has recently joined the publication team at MIT OpenCourseWare. While architecture remains her first love, her interests encompass literature – epic poetry and Medieval romances are her favorite – and also fashion.

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