They say that ‘One man’s trash is another man’s treasure’, but in this case, one man’s broken circuit board is another woman’s bug sculpture. In her series ‘Computer Component Bugs’, UK-based artist Julie Alice Chappell breathes new life into old and unwanted computer parts by recycling them into beautiful high-tech insects.
Her inspiration to turn trash into creepy crawlies began when she first noticed how the intricate features of electronics look like legs and antennas.
‘With all their tiny components, complex circuitry and bright metallic colours I cannot help but compare them to the detailed patterns we see when we look at nature up close’, Chappell wrote. ‘I view the miniature circuit boards with the same curiosity and amazement as I view the natural world’.
She hopes that her collection of sculptures might one day help in raising awareness of current environmental issues. Head over here to see more of Chappell’s works.