Since the early 1980s, artist Hubert Duprat has been utilizing insects to construct some of his "sculptures." By removing caddis fly larvae from their natural habitat and providing them with precious materials, he prompts them to manufacture cases that resemble jewelers' creations. Information theory, as explained by biologists such as Jacques Monod and Henri Atlan, helps us understand what seems to be the insect's aesthetic behavior. The activities of the caddis worm, as manipulated by Hubert Duprat, are prompted by the "noise"---beads, pearls and 18-karat gold pieces---introduced by the artist into the insect's environment. (source:http://www.leonardo.info/gallery/gallery314/duprat.html)
I find absolutely magnificent the work of this artist uses materials from earth, he gives a rough aspect to them. The gold, the pearls as well as the insects. This project joins directly in the theme of my collection, I want to give rough aspect to it. I want it to be exactly like, it was from earth.