Inhabitants Of A Certain Planet

The work of a young Japanese artist, Shojiro Yamauchi (内山翔二郎), recently surfaced on my radar via the blog TokyoBling. In a new installation at the National Art Center in Tokyo, Yamauchi has employed the Steampunk aestetic for his latest work, roughly translated as “Inhabitants Of A Certain Planet.”

(c) TokyoBling

That’s a gear embedded cicada that, according to the writer, is a couple meters across. Please visit the original blog to see the full collection of insects and arachnids that make up this impressive gear-driven collection.

Personally, I’d love to see Mike Libby team up with Mr. Yamauchi. It would be amazing to see what they two of them could create together!