Maggot Art

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With Maggot Art in the news again I thought I’d share an old painting.

How was it done? I dunked a few maggots in non-toxic paint, dropped them one by one on art paper, and they did the rest as they crawled away.

More samples from other artists here.

7 thoughts on “Maggot Art”

  1. Awesome! This would be an excellent way to conduct outreach for entomology programs… handling giant bugs does scare some little kids off.

  2. Hmm, this has some potential for the next time I sub for the art teacher. A little thought ahead of time and I can easily rear what I want from the compost bin…

    This might be a fun thing to have at the Insect Fear Film Festival.

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