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Creagrutus formosa
("to seize flesh" "finely formed")

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Specimen #01113, 9/2/2000

Length: 3 inches, head to tail (8.5 cm)

Composition: Sterling silver wire, 12kt gold filled wire, #12 surgical steel scalpel blades, utility blades

Comments: My very first praying mantis sculpture. The heavy body and delicate torso is reminiscent of a gravid female (or maybe she just ate her boyfriend?). I had originally planned to keep this for myself, but... as with my other sculpture, I'd rather it be out there in the world.

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