Little Savages

All images from Little Savages by Tessa Farmer at the Natural History Museum, courtesy Danielle Arnaud, Parabola
Artist Tessa Farmer has created a number of new artworks for the Natural History Museum in London that are amusing, gruesome and utterly fascinating.
Her creations, which include a stop-motion animation, are the result of an artist’s residency that Farmer began at the Museum in June this year, where, rather than grappling with more popular exhibits such as dinosaurs or other larger mammals, she used the opportunity to explore the museum’s vast collections of insects, and worked with experts within the Department of Entomology. This passion for insects is a recurring theme within Farmer’s work, which has previously seen her create highly intricate still-lifes involving insect “fairies” pitched against other creatures in dramatic battle scenes.

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