North Carolina-based artist Yumi Okita create below stunning insect sculptures with hand-painted fabric, embroidery thread, feathers, and faux fur. Since everything is handmade, each moth and butterfly is one-of-a-kind. However, its coloration and patterning is still based or inspired by existing species.
Okita’s fiber insect sculptures are designed to be hung from wires or displayed as free-standing works. Hence, unlike other insect sculptures, these butterfly and moth are actually huge. The fabric wings on the insects measure up to 9.5 inches wide, while the furry creatures stand an impressive 3.5 to 4.5 inches tall.
These sculptures are not only large in size, they are quite realistic as well. From a distance, you might think these are real things. I know, a bit scary. I will freak out if I see such huge moth in real life.
You can find the unique creations in Yumi Okita’s Etsy shop. However, Okita is currently taking a break and reopen with new and exciting works in July. But you can check the growing gallery over Okita’s Instagram page.