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Topic: Pompeiian Stinkbugs -or- Stinkbugs under glass  (Read 1509 times)
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« on: April 04, 2011 11:49:45 AM »

All winter long I've had to put up with these stupid stinkbugs wintering over in our house. They are literally everywhere! And now they're coming out in droves to go outside and mate and make more stinkbugs. Entomologists are predicting stinkbug populations in Maryland and Pennsylvania to be "in biblical proportions" this year. Save us, Flying Spaghetti Monster (p.b.u.h) (Parmesan Be Upon Her)!

These are two small sushi dipping bowls. The tops are clear glass and the bottoms are iridized glass. I used the fossil vitra technique of sprinkling frit onto hair-sprayed leaves, bugs, whatever. The stinkbugs didn't turn out as well as I had hoped, but apparently I'll have a lot of dead stinkbugs lying around to practice with.

My philosophy is: if it's abundant and it's annoying, then it's art.

Next project: Ants under glass.

Enjoy!





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« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2011 03:28:34 PM »

Ugh, I feel you on the stinkbug invasion! I'm from Germantown and it's really horrible there! Very cool idea, I always have some bugs if you run out!
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« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2011 10:09:12 PM »

Hmmm, is it better to vent or not vent the kiln when cooking stinkbugs?


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