Mike Libby uses the carapaces of real insects to create tiny, mechanical works of art. They look like they could be part of a new insect-driven A.I. Not only does Libby's work adorn a new anthology of speculative writing from Tachyon Press called The New Weird, but he has upcoming shows you can check out in Boston and Philly. A few more bugs (and one arachnid) lurk below.
These remind me of the clockwork insects in Guillermo Del Toro's movie Cronos.
Libby works in a studio he calls "Insect Lab," and he describes it thusly:
Insect Lab is an artist studio that customizes real insects with antique watch parts and electronic components. Offering specimens that come in many shapes, sizes and colors; each insect is individually adorned, each is one of a kind and unique.Insect Lab [Artist's Site]