Retha Buitendach - Queen’s Gambit Cranefly Muscarius regalis)

Artist Statement:

The Queen’s Gambit Cranefly and King’s Gambit Cranefly are members of a growing series of insects i have been working on for the last 25 years.

These are all unique creations combining found objects, seeds, shells, twigs, thorns and all sorts of scrapheap finds.

I hope to focus the attention on the beauty of insects all around us but also the beauty of the small bits of organic and inorganic objects incorporated in these sculptures.

Although my creatures are fantasy creations they receive both a common name and a scientific Latin name, placing them in the realm of the real and plausible.

  • Retha Buitendach - Queen’s Gambit Cranefly Muscarius regalis)
  • Rooftop X
  • Assemblage of found objects
  • 27 x 31.5 x 4 cm
  • ZAR 5,300.00 (incl VAT)