INSECTLAB

Prints of mechanically adorned insects by INSECT LAB

South Portland, Maine · 0 Sales

INSECTLAB

Prints of mechanically adorned insects by INSECT LAB

South Portland, Maine 0 Sales On Etsy since 2014

Announcement   Welcome to the shop
Here you will find a collection of giclee prints from the original work of INSECT LAB.

As in making the original sculptural works, each image is a carefully composed shot of an original INSECT LAB work, with minute adjustments in lighting and staging to ensure a unique final result.

Each giclee print is produced on quality archival cotton rag paper with a simple matte finish and white border, signed on the front and sealed in an acrylic envelope. Sized for easy framing.

Thank you for looking and shopping- let me know if you have any questions.
-Mike Libby

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 15, 2017

Welcome to the shop
Here you will find a collection of giclee prints from the original work of INSECT LAB.

As in making the original sculptural works, each image is a carefully composed shot of an original INSECT LAB work, with minute adjustments in lighting and staging to ensure a unique final result.

Each giclee print is produced on quality archival cotton rag paper with a simple matte finish and white border, signed on the front and sealed in an acrylic envelope. Sized for easy framing.

Thank you for looking and shopping- let me know if you have any questions.
-Mike Libby

INSECT LAB

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INSECT LAB

Ladybug Print various sizes
$45.00
Fly Print various sizes
$45.00
Blue Buprestidae Print various sizes
$45.00
Carpenter Bee Print various sizes
$45.00
Red Flower Beetle Print various sizes
$45.00
Bumblebee Print various sizes
$45.00
Green Rutelidae Print various sizes
$45.00
Wasp Print various sizes
$45.00
Big Flower Beetle Print various sizes
$45.00
Dragonfly Print various sizes
$45.00
Dynastidae Print various sizes
$45.00
Grasshopper Print various sizes
$45.00

About

Since 1999, inspired by science fiction and fact, Insect Lab customizes preserved insect specimens with antique watch parts and mechanical components.

Robot-like insects and insect-like robots are the stuff of science fiction and science fact. Often in science fiction, insects are frequently featured as robotic critters. There are many examples in TV, movies, video games, comic books, even on album covers. From Cronos to The Golden Compass, the insect/robot archetype has been used, re-used and re-imagined countless times. Both biologists and engineers look to insect movement, design and social behavior to inspire new technology and applications. Some of the most advanced aircraft is smaller than a dragonfly, and NASA scientists are making walking rovers and “swarm theory” probes for planetary exploration. Technology is finding that the most efficient design features comes from natural systems. Over time and ironically, this technology closely resembles the musings of science fiction. This hybridization of from both fields, is where Insect Lab borrows from. Insect Lab celebrates these correspondences and contradictions. The work does not intend to function, but playfully and slyly insists that it possibly could.

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  • Mike Libby

    Owner

    Attended Rhode island School of Design, is a sculptor/designer in Southern Maine, exhibits internationally, is in collections worldwide, and has worked with Hasbro, Neiman Marcus, Edmund Scientific, Anthropologie, and Chronicle Books.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 14, 2017
Thank you for visiting the Insect Lab shop for prints.
Please check out my policies below and contact me with any questions!
Here is a little info about my process:

P R O C E S S I N G
On a weekly basis each Friday, orders will be compiled and set up for production, prints are estimated to be ship ready within 1-2 weeks of order time.

P R I N T I N G
All of the prints are original giclee prints derived from photographs I took of sculptures made by myself for the Insect Lab series.
By printing to order I am able to create a fresh print every time an order is placed on a weekly basis. While this process is time consuming it’s worth it as I can offer you the highest quality prints, custom sizes (in the near future), and it allows me to inspect every single print.

P A C K A G I N G
I ship prints that are 11x14 and smaller, flat, in sturdy stay flat mailers. Your order is signed and carefully packaged in a clear protective cello sleeve and cardboard is added for extra support. (this excludes custom large prints or originals that are too large to ship flat)
Accepted payment methods

Accepted payment methods

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept PayPal and Direct Checkout for your shopping convenience.

Please pay for your items within 3 days or the items will be relisted and Etsy notified of a non-paying buyer.
**International buyers**
The customer is responsible for any custom duties or other taxes/fees.
Refunds and Exchanges
No refunds or exchanges. Items that are defective will be replaced. Please contact me before returning items.
Additional policies and FAQs
All images Copyright INSECT LAB 2016 reuse of imagery without permission is unauthorized.

Colors may vary slightly between the actual product and the image on your screen.

Please feel free to message me with any questions not answered here.