Insects and electronic waste – UPCYCLING

Credit: Julie Alice Chappell
Credit: Julie Alice Chappell

My mother turned me on to this post last night. UK-based artist Julie Alice Chappell literally takes trash and transforms it into a REAL treasures by taking old computer circuit boards and electronics and turning them into beautiful winged insects in a series called “Computer Component Bugs.”

According to Chappell, her work transforms “discarded and often environmentally dangerous materials to create something new and precious, keeping the art sympathetic to current environmental issues whilst developing an original making process.”

She normally sells these inspired critters on Etsy, but it seems she has sold out completely for now. You can check out her Facebook page for now. Let’s hope she has more in store!

Sure wish I had that kind of talent!


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