Looking for a fun pet project for your tots that doubles as cool, conversation-starting art? Here’s an innovative idea for the most dynamically ‘alive’ art we’ve ever seen – wall art made out of living ant-farms! We love this idea because it mixes the science-experiment fun of keeping an ant-farm with a cool, clever aesthetic which is sure to turn heads and start conversations in your home.
The name FRAMEicarium stems from the word formicarium: the scientific term for the enclosure of ant colonies. Since, in this design, the art-farm is showcased as a framed piece of art hanging on a wall or placed as a centerpiece on a night-stand – the name, FRAMEicarium, seemed only appropriate.
The frames for the designs come in a vivid spectrum of color schemes coordinated to match the sand, Plexiglas and salvaged frame in each piece. The Plexiglas used for the viewing box and is inserted into the frame and punctured to allow air and feeding holes. Easily removable, the viewing box can be cleaned and replaced with new sand and ants when necessary.