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fabricated metal beetle with wings that open to reveal a folded metal element
Ten Lined June Beetle and the Celestial Fortune Cookie
Fabricated copper, brass and nickel silver, etching, patina, enamel paint, terra cotta, and glass lens
2.5” x 5” x 5.25” (wings closed)

This fabricated metal beetle is an interactive piece which allows the viewer to open the wings to reveal a folded book-like diptych featuring the big dipper. The intent is for the piece to invoke a sense of deep looking--alluding to gaining insight--with the small telescope mounted on the beetle's back.