Steampunk Insects by Mike Libby January 11, 2010 16:06

I wrote to Mike Libby of Insect Lab to ask if we could link to him from our steampunk page, but as soon as I started trying to choose just one image from the site it became impossible. I would like to add that he is our neighbor from across the pond, as it were, being right next door in South Portland. I first ran into his work one snowy winter a year or two ago at a craft fair up on the East End. It must be the cold Maine winters that inspire such delectable work. Feast your eyes!

2009 Longhorn by Mike Libby of Insect Lab2009 Longhorn by Mike Libby of Insect Lab

Green Rutelidae by Mike Libby of Insect Lab

Green Rutelidae by Mike Libby of Insect Lab

2009 Small Hopper by Mike Libby of Insect Lab

2009 Small Hopper by Mike Libby of Insect Lab

If you can't aspire to extreme wealth and own one of each, you can also buy lovely prints of these creations with which to decorate your shadowy den. Having seen them in person, I can assure you that they are lovely.