Amazing Winged Insect Sculptures Made Out Of Old Computer Circuit Boards And Electronics


What happened to all of the old computers, iPods and stereos you once owned in the past? If you’re like the majority of people you have no idea. Our society is constantly buying new electronics and discarding old, outdated electronics. The issue is what to do with all of these old electric components without bombarding the Earth with toxic trash.

Portsmouth, UK-based artist Julie Alice Chappell has found a way to make use of old electronics in her beautiful series titled “Computer Component Bugs.” She uses old, unwanted electric parts and transforms them into amazing winged insect sculptures.

The environmentally friendly artist says her work relies on, “discarded and often environmentally dangerous materials to create something new and precious, keeping the art sympathetic to current environmental issues whilst developing an original making process.”

Julie finds circuit boards to be very “visually appealing.” In an article published Julie wrote, “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. I view the miniature circuit boards with the same curiosity and amazement as I view the natural world.”

You can purchase Chappell’s beautiful winged insect sculptures through her Etsy shop.

full article and more pictures at Earthporm