In the past few years, I collected a decent number of butterflies in almost every color you can think of from all over the world. I sell those mainly to florists, photographers, and other people, who look for butterflies who are just perfect in design, shape, color, and quality. I recently started doing designs with the casings of beetles as well.
Fascination for Entomology
When I was nine, I visited the Natural History Museum in Brussels. When entering the impressive insect room, I was in awe. Such beauty. Here my fascination for entomology began. The beauty and diversity of these creatures really impressed me. It did something with me.
The Wow! Effect
The casings of the beetle Sternocera was a thing of beauty on its own. These beetles are considered a delicacy in Thailand and the wing casings are the rest product and used by me to create the vases who made me kind of famous. The casings really give the Wow! effect.
A Meticulous Job
These vases are available in three iconic shapes and sizes. Custom made and covered with the wing casings of the Sternocera aequisignata beetle. A meticulous job, because when gluing the casings, they tend to move a bit when they cool down, so I have to adjust them all the time so that when the glue hardens they are in the right direction. Each vase is hand-made with a lot of attention to detail. For me, this is the perfect example of how floral design and entomology fuse together.
At this moment I am exploring new ways to make use of this material to create new design products as the demand for these vases grows.