Big Bug Expo: Gigantic insects roam the Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden
These big bugs can be seen at the Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden. Fortunately they are not alive, but a creations made of scrap metal and dexterously welded to create larger than life size replicas of selected insects, carefully crafted to the minor detail of their anatomy and blown up 5000 times their actual size.
The Big Bugs Expo in the Garden – an exhibition of artwork of metal crafted insects takes place at the Botanical Garden from 1 Nov 2012 – 6 Jan 2013.
Well-travelled David Huni is the artist responsible for these amazing big bugs. His passion for art started as a childhood hobby that included drawing, painting, crafting and carving. His outstanding talent saw him doing projects in various countries such as China, Botswana, Portugal, Iran and South Korea amongst others. His interest in environmental matters and biodiversity is what spurred him to take interest in recreating gigantic metal insects. Imagine what the world would be like if these big bugs were real!
To remind you this takes place in the Garden being featured in a list of the Best Botanical Gardens around the World “To see before one dies”. The Garden also won the Best Place to Get back to Nature in the Best of Joburg’s Readers Choice Awards 2012 for the ninth time.
Huni will be available on certain days to give a demonstration of how he creates his big bugs and some may even be for sale. Keep an eye on our facebook webpage https://www.facebook.com/wsnbg for his availability.Share this article