insects

Assignment: Radio
10:29 am
Mon March 11, 2013

Honey, I Blew up the Bugs: Step Into the World of Insects

Giant Butterflies at the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History
Credit Brant Morrell

A giant spider currently stands guard outside the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, its 8 large eyes watching visitors as they enter. Once inside, over-sized beetles, butterflies and other insects dominate the space, as part of the “Bugs…Outside the Box” exhibit.

These intricate sculptures, created by Italian artist Lorenzo Possenti, can be up to twenty times larger than their tiny counterparts. The exhibit challenges human beings to create a connection between themselves and the massive bugs.

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