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Jewels Encrust Ornamental Insects in Sasha Vinogradova’s Digital Illustrations
July 8, 2022 (updated July 8, 2022) Published by artistvenu
Image © Sasha Vinogradova
Los Angeles-based artist Sasha Vinogradova merges her fascination with nature and ornate design in a series of jewel-coated specimens. Sculptural in form to evoke a brooch or other piece of wearable art, the digitally illustrated insects encase gems and vibrant, iridescent body parts within a metallic structure. Symmetrical motifs adorn the wings and shells, adding an extra layer of ornamentation to the otherwise natural subject matter.