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This artist allows cows to create sculptures by licking…

Cow Licking Sculptures | 10 Clever Artists Who Let Nature Do The Hard Work For Them
Estudi Moline
Cow Licking Sculptures | 10 Clever Artists Who Let Nature Do The Hard Work For Them
Estudi Moline
Cow Licking Sculptures | 10 Clever Artists Who Let Nature Do The Hard Work For Them
Estudi Moline

Gerard Moline has always been fascinated with letting nature do the art. It began when he was a child, and he started putting some glass bottles into the branches of trees.

Several years later, he noticed that the trees grew around the branches. (Ah!) And his art has never been the same since.

In this project, dubbed “Salt”, he places blocks of salt before cows, and allows them to lick, lick, and keep on licking. The resulting sculpture that emerges from the erosion caused by the cow’s tongue is a work of art (and nature).

 

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This artist gets house flies to make his paintings

House Fly Paintings | 10 Clever Artists Who Let Nature Do The Hard Work For Them
Oddity Central
House Fly Paintings | 10 Clever Artists Who Let Nature Do The Hard Work For Them
Oddity Central
House Fly Paintings | 10 Clever Artists Who Let Nature Do The Hard Work For Them
Oddity Central
House Fly Paintings | 10 Clever Artists Who Let Nature Do The Hard Work For Them
Oddity Central

The way John Kunth collaborates with over 250,000 house flies to create his paintings may sound gross, but the resulting artworks (as seen above) are pretty fascinating.

He gets his thousands of flies by ordering maggots online. Once he has enough fly artists, he places them in an area limited to a canvas, and feeds them sugar water with watercolor pigments.

Since flies naturally digest through external means, they are constantly puking stuff out. And when hundreds of thousands of flies puke watercolor pigments onto a canvas, beautiful art is born.

 

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More bees. More sculptures. But still incredible…

Bee Hive Sculptures | 10 Clever Artists Who Let Nature Do The Hard Work For Them
Pearl Lam
Bee Hive Sculptures | 10 Clever Artists Who Let Nature Do The Hard Work For Them
Pearl Lam
Bee Hive Sculptures | 10 Clever Artists Who Let Nature Do The Hard Work For Them
Pearl Lam
Bee Hive Sculptures, World Map | 10 Clever Artists Who Let Nature Do The Hard Work For Them
Pearl Lam

Artist Ren Ri is a beekeeper, and he has been using the power of bees and nature in his art since 2006. The result is a display of sculptures that demonstrates both the harmony and destruction that comes about when humans work with nature.

To create his sculptures, Ri takes a queen bee and places her in the middle of a box. Worker bees will naturally build beehives around the queen. So by changing the position of the queen every 7 days, he is able to get the worker (artist) bees to create amazing and interesting pieces of art.

He also has a series of artworks that involve using beeswax to produce intricate and stunning maps. As shown above…

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