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Ultra realistic, representative dimensional artwork of the Pompilid Wasp, Chryptocheilus species, known commonly as a Spider Hunter. It’s depicted resting before continuing its hunting forays in cracks and under bark for spider prey to return to a hole in the ground where she will lay her egg on the paralysed victim’s body for the larva to feed on when it hatches. The remnants of former spider activity is visible in the whisps of spider web and the ever busy ants on their mission. The artwork is entirely sculptured paper, down to each hair on the body. The bark is mould made paper overlain with handmade mulberry stocks. The transparent wings are from roughly 40gsm glassine, while the body is sculptured from hot pressed stocks like Schoellershammer make. Coloured by hand with inks.  The piece comes from my childhood love if insects and the reason I chose to complete my undergrad studies in Biological Sciences.  I’ve been a member of the Entomological Society of Victoria since I was very young and still serve on their council, so insect subjects are a passion for me and the wasps are my favourite insects.  You are therefore.  purchasing an artwork created with great passion and insight into the subject, but it is also anatomically very accurate. It has been in my private collection till now for these reasons, and never before on the market, but there are more planned and I’ll benefit from having extra room.  Time for someone else to enjoy it.

The art is beautifully mounted and framed in a warm redwood varnished, deep box frame with gold fillet so the it sits protected behind glass and enhances the dimensional quality of the piece.  It’s a Silver Award winner at the Dimensional Awards (for various art media), New York 1996.  Enhancing its value, a copy of the original embossed certificate will be issued with the purchase.

 

Spider Hunter Wasp, (Pompilid) on Eucalypt Bark

Ray Besserdin - Paper Sculpture Artist

AUD$9,500
Size: 72w x 62h x 13d cms
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Framed in Timber 72 x 62 x 13cm

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Ultra realistic, representative dimensional artwork of the Pompilid Wasp, Chryptocheilus species, known commonly as a Spider Hunter. It’s depicted resting before continuing its hunting forays in cracks and under bark for spider prey to return to a hole in the ground where she will lay her egg on the paralysed victim’s body for the larva to feed on when it hatches. The remnants of former spider activity is visible in the whisps of spider web and the ever busy ants on their mission. The artwork is entirely sculptured paper, down to each hair on the body. The bark is mould made paper overlain with handmade mulberry stocks. The transparent wings are from roughly 40gsm glassine, while the body is sculptured from hot pressed stocks like Schoellershammer make. Coloured by hand with inks.  The piece comes from my childhood love if insects and the reason I chose to complete my undergrad studies in Biological Sciences.  I’ve been a member of the Entomological Society of Victoria since I was very young and still serve on their council, so insect subjects are a passion for me and the wasps are my favourite insects.  You are therefore.  purchasing an artwork created with great passion and insight into the subject, but it is also anatomically very accurate. It has been in my private collection till now for these reasons, and never before on the market, but there are more planned and I’ll benefit from having extra room.  Time for someone else to enjoy it.

The art is beautifully mounted and framed in a warm redwood varnished, deep box frame with gold fillet so the it sits protected behind glass and enhances the dimensional quality of the piece.  It’s a Silver Award winner at the Dimensional Awards (for various art media), New York 1996.  Enhancing its value, a copy of the original embossed certificate will be issued with the purchase.

 

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