DUNG BEETLE NAVIGATES / 2014

Breaking Scientific Discovery: Dung beetles use the stars to navigate. This beetle is pushing his illuminated dung ball that represents the night sky with glass rods shining through an Yves Klein Blue field. The dung ball is a mobile home that houses the offspring, as they hatch they have food and shelter. 

Beetle: Powder-coated steel, foam, concrete, mosaic glass tile. 12” h x 16” w x 32” d
Dung ball: LED battery powered light, steel, foam, concrete, pigment, glass rods. 24” diameter

 

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