With the focus and attention entomologist, British artist Mark Oliver crafts his "Litter Bugs" from trash and found objects. Each incredible insect is named after the materials such as the Chart Beetle or Lamp Fly. Mounted like specimens of real bugs, they are labeled and frozen in their frames, bearing small paper labels with their whimsical classifications.
Designed to blend in with urban landscapes, Mark Oliver’s Litter Bugs fly on wings of paper, walk with eyeglass arms for legs, and have bodies fashioned from tin, watch parts, and book covers. The collection of fictitious arthropods are cataloged in an imaginary scientific paper called the “Compendium of Carabid and Terrestrial Detritus”. Both paying homage to the pursuit of knowledge through science and the adaptive nature of bugs, Oliver creates beautiful specimens with all of the detail of real beetles and moths.